Devotional for November 30
For The Beauty Of The Earth
Author: Folliot S. Pierpoint
Scripture: Isaiah 6:3
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory."
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 hymn of grateful praise.
For the beauty of each hour,
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light.
For the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind’s delight,
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight.
For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild.
For Thy Church, that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
Offering upon every shore
Her pure sacrifice of love.
For the martyrs’ crown of light,
For Thy prophets’ eagle eye,
For Thy bold confessors’ might,
For the lips of infancy.
For Thy virgins’ robes of snow,
For Thy maiden mother mild,
For Thyself, with hearts aglow,
Jesu, Victim undefiled.
For Thyself, best Gift Divine,
To the world so freely given,
For that great, great love of Thine,
Peace on earth and joy in heaven.
Winter is one of the best loved seasons of the year. The nights seem darker and the stars appear to be closer and brighter. There is an expectancy in the air! Today we wait, once again, the arrival of the blessed Gift of God. That great, great love of Thine, Peace on earth and joy in heaven.
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