I just love finding out the stories behind Hymns.
I am really getting into the Thanksgiving Mode early.
We are trying to have a month of Thanksgiving - Giving Thanks to the Father.
Folliot Sandford Pierpoint (the song writer) was taking a walk one late Spring day, in the lovely area surrounding his home in Bath, England. Overwhelmed with the beauty he saw, he sat down and wrote "For the Beauty of the Earth." Not only does Pierpoint thank God for His beautiful creation, but also for family, friends and other gifts God has bestowed upon us.
Some changes have been made from the original song. Originally this hymn had eight verses, although in modern day the last three verses of the hymn are generally omitted. They were first omitted by Hymns Ancient and Modern as being too Catholic in their language for an Anglican Hymn.
This Hymn is great for this time of year as we Praise our Father in Thanksgiving. His Earth is so Beautiful.
Lets Praise our Lord for the Beauty of His Earth.