Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Hymn

For the beauty of the earth
For the pure joy of his smile
For the brilliance of the sunset

For the odd grace of the white egret

Lord of all, to Thee I raise
This a hymn of grateful praise**

For the uplifted face of the flower
For the caring presence of a friend
For the satisfaction of great love
For a bold beacon in the night


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

For the beginning--and the end--of a day's work
For the invigoration of thoughtful conversation
For the light easiness of her laughter
For the peaceful quiet of prayer

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

**Original hymn text by Folliott S. Pierpoint (1864)

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