For

For the beauty of the earth

6-photo collage of terra firma

For the glory of the skies

3-photo collage of skyscapes

For the love, which from our birth
Over and around us lies

4-photo collage to illustrate For th elove which from our birth the love

Lord of all, to Thee I raise
This my hymn of grateful praise.

 

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night

2-photo collage of sunrise and sunset

Hill and vale, and tree and flower

5-photo collage to illustrate Hill and vale, tree and flower

Sun and moon and stars of light

3-photo collage toillustrate Sun and moon and stars of light

Lord of all, to Thee I raise
This my hymn of grateful praise.

 

For the joy of ear and eye

3-photo collage toillustrate For the joy of eye and ear

 

For the heart and brain’s delight

5-photo collage to illustrate For the heart and brain's delight

For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight

4-photo collage to illustrate Linking sense to sound and sight

Lord of all, to Thee I raise
This my hymn of grateful praise.

 

For the joy of human love
Brother, sister, parent, child

3-photo collage to illustrate Brother, sister, parent, child

Friends on earth, and friends above

12-photo collage to illustrate Frined son earth and friends in heaven

For all gentle thoughts and mild

3-photo collage to illustrate for allgentle thoughts and mild

Lord of all, to Thee I raise
This my hymn of grateful praise.

 

For each perfect gift of Thine
To our world so freely given

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Graces human and divine

3-photo collage to illustrate Graces human and divine
Flowers of earth and buds of Heaven

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Lord of all, to Thee I raise
This my hymn of grateful praise.

 

With thanks to Folliott S. Pierpoint (1835 – 1917) for the original words.

Listen to a lovely presentation of selected verses here.

Listen to an amazing acapella presentation of another standard hymn, here. Just because we can.

18 Comments

  1. Thank you, Isabel. In times such as these, some indelible treasures remain. Your “my” echoes through the “my” in this family, the privileges we enjoy in this country, and the gifts we can share. A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    1. Isabel Gibson

      Mary – 🙂 Pretty sure it isn’t a gene, although I was just re-reading a Barbara Kingsolver novel and lamenting that I don’t have her narrative gift.

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