For the beauty…

pict6384.jpgMy sweetie took this picture while we were camping in New Hampshire.  The morning light was shining through the trees as we were sitting around the campfire.  When I pointed out the rays of light to Jonah, who was standing next to me, he told me “Mama, it looks just like church!” 

If only everyone was immediately reminded of church when viewing the majesty of God’s earth.  Wouldn’t the pews be packed!!  Below are the lyrics to the beautiful old hymn, “For the Beauty of the Earth”, which I found here.

For the beauty of the earth
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

For the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind’s delight,
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight.

Refrain

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

Refrain

For Thy Church, that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
Offering up on every shore
Her pure sacrifice of love.

Refrain

For the martyrs’ crown of light,
For Thy prophets’ eagle eye,
For Thy bold confessors’ might,
For the lips of infancy.

Refrain

For Thy virgins’ robes of snow,
For Thy maiden mother mild,
For Thyself, with hearts aglow,
Jesu, Victim undefiled.

Refrain

For each perfect gift of Thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of Heaven.

Refrain

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About Sarah

I love being wife to my sweetie, mama and teacher to my three wonderful children, and friend to people near and far. I love to express myself through words. I blog to connect with others and so that someday, hopefully, my kiddos will understand who their mama was...way back when.
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3 Responses to For the beauty…

  1. ps: jonah’s kid quip = LOL! i think he’s destined to be a preacher or politician. he he!

  2. bellissimanh says:

    From the mouths of babes, eh? 🙂

    So you enjoyed NH? I love it here! Glad I found your blog! 🙂

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