This our hymn of grateful praise

For the Beauty of the Earth

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 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 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.

Happy Thanksgiving from Writeshop!

—Kim

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2 comments ↓

#1 Sarah Allen on 11.27.09 at 4:01 pm

Thanks for this! Such a beautiful hymn. You have such a great blog, I’d love for you to check out my creative writing blog and see what you think.

#2 Kim on 11.27.09 at 4:48 pm

Thanks for commenting, Sarah. I enjoyed your blog very much and hope to go back and linger when I have more time!

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