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For the beauty of the earth

For the beauty of the earth,
for the beauty of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies,
Refrain:
Christ our God, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of 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,
Refrain:
Christ our God, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.


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:
Christ our God, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.


For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth, and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild,
Refrain:
Christ our God, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.


For each perfect gift of thine
to our race so freely given,
graces human and divine,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Refrain:
Christ our God, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.


For thy Bride that evermore
lifteth holy hands above,
offering up on every shore
this pure sacrifice of love,
Refrain:
Christ our God, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.


For the martyrs' crown of light,
for thy prophets' eagle eye,
for thy bold confessors' might,
for the lips of infancy,
Refrain:
Christ our God, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.


For thy virgins' robes of snow,
for thy maiden Mother mild,
for thyself, with hearts aglow,
Jesus,Victim undefiled,
Refrain:
Christ our God, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.


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