Sunday Blessings

16 October 2011

       
{painting by John William Waterhouse}

 For the beauty of the earth, 
for the glory of the skies, 
for the love which from our birth 
over and around us lies; 
Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

        For the beauty of each hour 
of the day and of the night, 
hill and vale, and tree and flower, 
sun and moon, and stars of light; 
Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

        For the joy of ear and eye, 
for the heart and mind's delight, 
for the mystic harmony, 
linking sense to sound and sight; 
Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

        For the joy of human love, 
brother, sister, parent, child, 
friends on earth and friends above, 
for all gentle thoughts and mild; 
Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

        For thy church, that evermore 
lifteth holy hands above, 
offering up on every shore 
her pure sacrifice of love; 
Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

        For thyself, best Gift Divine, 
to the world so freely given, 
for that great, great love of thine, 
peace on earth, and joy in heaven:  
Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

— "For the Beauty of the Earth" by by Folliot S. Pierpoint

I hope you are having a restful and beautiful Lord's Day! 

"All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made." — John 1:3

2 epistles:

  1. The picture is so beautiful, as is the poem...

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  2. This a lovely hymn, Elizabeth!
    Thank you for sharing.

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"Gracious words are like a honeycomb; sweetness to the soul and health to the body." —Proverbs 16:24

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