For the Beauty of the Earth
This stunning setting of the traditional hymn is approachable enough to be learned by most choirs and compelling enough to engage both choir and listener. Beginning with a short salutation (soprano divisi), the hymn anthem unfolds, moving from unison to accessible yet full harmonies supported by an independent piano or chamber orchestra accompaniment.
Duration 3:30 – 5:00, depending on whether you use the optional instrumental introduction.
For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies, For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies. Refrain:
Lord of all to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.
For the wonder of each hour, Of the day and of the night, Hill and vale, and tree and flower, Sun and moon, and stars of light.(Refrain)
For the joy of ear and eye, For the heart and brain’s delight, For the mystic harmony Linking sense to sound and sight. (Refrain)
For the joy of human love, Brother, sister, parent, child, Friends on earth and friends above, For all gentle thoughts and mild.(Refrain)
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