This is a beautiful choral arrangement of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” one of the most recognizable hymns in all of Christendom. It is generally associated with Thanksgiving, but is sung frequently in many other contexts, including in concert settings. It begins with the first verse in unison, adds a harmony part for the second, and concludes with a key change and a verse full of harmony. Also available with the hymn text “As With Gladness Men of Old.”
Voicing: SATB, SAB, SSA, TTB, and Two-Part
For the beauty of the earth, for the beauty 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 thankful praise.
For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night, hill and vale, and tree and flow’r, 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.
Lord of all, to Thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.