Sunday, September 23, 2012

For The Beauty of The Earth

"For the beauty of the earth,
  For the beauty of the skies;
 For the love which from our birth, Over and around us lies;
Christ our God, to Thee we raise, This our hymn of grateful praise.
For Thy church that evermore, Lifteth holy hands above;
Off'ring up on ev'ry shore, Its pure sacrifice of love;
Christ our God, to Thee we raise, This our hymn of grateful praise."
"The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb"; painting hanging at Kylemore Abbey, Ireland
Praying that you will revel in the beauty of the earth provided by our gracious and loving God!
Linking to Spiritual Sundays

20 comments:

Beth Edwards said...

i could sing that song all day. gorgeous verses. learned that a child. great pick. enjoy your day. (:

Dianna said...

Just beautiful, Linda!

Faye said...

Love signing that hymn with a full congregation and your photos perfectly illustrate each stanza.

Faye said...

Oops! "Singing", not "signing".

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Beautiful Linda! A wonderful way to start my Sunday!! Love the top path bordered by soft colors and the waterfalls.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Your photos are most poetic as is your verbal, spiritual commentary today. As always you tend to raise my spirits with your Sunday posts!!!

Jan n Jer said...

Perfect hymn going into our most gorgeous time of year...give Thanks with a Grateful heart!

Jann Olson said...

Linda,
I am always in awe of the wonderful beauty that God provided for us. Every time I look outdoors I can not imagine how anyone could ever believe that there is not a God.
Hugs,
Jann
p.s. I wanted to thank you for your sweet comment on Kylees blog about change. You're one smart gal!

TexWisGirl said...

i love the falls!

joy said...

Beautiful words and beautiful pictures- Awesome!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Marvelous images for Sunday Linda, I hope you've had a good weekend, mine is just coming to an end here in Perth..

Betty Manousos said...

incredibly beautiful photos, dear linda.

what an uplifting post!
i thoroughly enjoyed it!!

hugs.

Pamela said...

Love the illustrated hymn. Singing with you in grateful praise.

eileeninmd said...

A lovely hymn and post. Linda, your photos are gorgeous.

Terri Buster said...

Love your pics, and the song is just beautiful!

Annmarie Pipa said...

wow!! i love everything about this post. beautiful.
have a great week!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your photos are awesome, Linda, and the words are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

kaye said...

thanks for the inspiration this morning. This song has always been a favorite.

Roslyn said...

How it is that everyone does not see the Creator's Hands in the world around them? To those of us "with eyes to see" it is only He who is the "Author of life" who could accomplish this.

Jenn Jilks said...

AMAZING!!!!!
Cheers from Cottage Country!