Wednesday, November 23, 2011

For the Beauty of the Earth . . .

Crescent moon at dawn, November 22, 2011

For the beauty of the earth,
For the glory of the skies,
For the love that from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the wonder 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.

Traditional hymn by Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1864


To all my friends, I wish you the very happiest of Thanksgiving Days.
Jackie Donnelly

6 comments:

Jens said...

Jackie, many thanks for the grace of your good wishes, and may your thanksgiving find you and Denis well.

hikeagiant2 said...

A-maze-ing photo!!! Thank you!

catharus said...

'Most appropriate post! Many, many thanks! Blessings to you and your family!

suep said...

oh that's one of the best hymns ever -- I remember first hearing it in a recording of "Missa Gaia," and they were singing it in a big cathedral --but I like hearing you sing it a capella along the trail, as well !

Raining Iguanas said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures with us. Love the poem! Happy belated Thanksgiving. It should be a daily thing anyway, aye?

-S said...

Very nice!