We Thank Thee, Lord, For This Fair Earth ~ Hymn

 

We Thank Thee, Lord, For This Fair Earth

We thank Thee, Lord, for this fair earth,
The glittering sky, the silver sea;
For all their beauty, all their worth,
Their light and glory, come from Thee.

Thine are the flowers that clothe the ground,
The trees that wave their arms above,
The hills that gird our dwellings round,
As Thou dost gird Thine own with love.

Yet teach us still how far more fair,
More glorious, Father, in Thy sight,
Is one pure deed, one holy prayer,
One heart that owns Thy Spirit’s might.

So while we gaze with thoughtful eye
On all the gifts Thy love has given,
Help us in Thee to live and die,
By Thee to rise from earth to Heaven.

Words: George E. L. Cot­ton, in Hymns for Use in the Cha­pel of Marl­bo­rough Coll­ege, 1856.

Ht: Cyberhymnal

I want to wish all my Canadian Bloggin Friends a very Happy Thanksgiving. I know some of you are celebrating today and maybe some of you will be celebrating tomorrow. May God bless you richly with a thankful heart and gratitude towards Him!

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “We Thank Thee, Lord, For This Fair Earth ~ Hymn

  1. Good Morning Ellen B.,
    I’m up late this morning and you’re probably already off to church. Our service starts at 10:30.
    I finally know the secret to your Hymns. Don’t you just love Cyber Hymnal? Sometimes I like to click through the hymns and have a sing-a-long. Such depth.
    Have a blessed Sunday.
    🙂 Cori G.

  2. Blessings Ellen b…and happy Thanksgiving!Thank you for linking to Super Sunday! I just love the PHOTO…I feel like I’ve seen that…but accompanied by the words of that beautiful Hymn…exquisite!

    We thank Thee, Lord for this fair earth…may we do better in caring for it than we have…forgive us!!!

    The graphic for Thanksgiving is even a wonderful reminder of all we have been entrusted & everywhere, everyday…we should give thanks!

    Thanks for sharing! Enjoy a SUPER SUNDAY!

  3. Hi Ellen, I haven’t been over here since Photo Hunt days! After Nancy was so sick this summer I haven’t been able to do it. But I thought when I saw this one this morning I can do it!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful hymn. Hugs,Grams

  4. Hi Ellen!! I came from Peggy’s Super Simple Sunday for a visit!!

    That is a beautiful scene and I love the words to the hymn. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    Beth

  5. May we always glorify HIS name in all what we say, think, or do. May this thanksgiving season be a blessing to all those who really believe that they should be thankful for everything and everyday.
    God bless you dear Elen. May the music always ring and praise the LORD in these expressive and meaningful words in your hymn.

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