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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Good Friday / Earth Day

The two may seem hard to reconcile, but I'm going to try ...


The Christ of Tancrémont, found buried in a field

The hymn, For the Beauty of the Earth, sung at St.Paul's Cathedral ....


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

Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our joyful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale and tree and flow'r
Sun and Moon and stars of light
Sun and Moon and stars of light

Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our joyful hymn of praise.

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

Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our joyful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of Thine
To our race so freely given.
Graces human and divine
Flow'rs of earth and buds of heav'n.

Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our joyful hymn of praise.


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