September 3, 2021

For the Beauty of the Earth


The earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

Psalm 33:5
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.
 Folliot Pierpoint (1864)

Do not worry about your life.
 Matthew 6:25
Prayer after thinking about today's devotion:
For each perfect gift of thine,
to all people freely given,
graces human and divine,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven.
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this, our hymn of grateful praise.
 Folliot Pierpoint (1864)
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After your own thanksgivings & petitions, close with the Lord's Prayer.

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