Day 17 • Embracing Beauty • “For the Beauty of the Earth” John Rutter


Lyndall Cave of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada contributed today’s example of beauty, a wonderful choral piece by the prodigious composer, John Rutter. For The Beauty of the Earth, performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Thanks, Lyndall!

LyricsFor 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 grateful 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,

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild,

Text: Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1835-1917
Music: John Rutter, 1945-

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