‘For the Beauty of the Earth’

We love the work of God’s hands, because it tells us who He is. Hence this beloved 19th century hymn, For the Beauty of the Earth. Sung by Michelle Swift.

‘For the Beauty of the Earth’

This hymn came back to me yesterday evening, as I looked at green leaves waving against a sapphire sky: For the Beauty of the Earth, sung by Michelle Swift.

And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. (Genesis 1:31)

‘For the Beauty of the Earth’

Yes, I know I’ve posted this before–but it’s still beautiful, right? For the Beauty of the Earth, a classic hymn from 1864, sung by Michelle Swift.

It’s the very beauty of God’s created earth that speaks to us, if we but listen, and assures us, “God is nigh.”

Bonus Hymn: ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’

I’m done writing about politics for the day. It’s a dirty business. How about another hymn instead?

For the Beauty of the Earth, sung by Michelle Swift. Background scenery by God the Father.

You wonder why I prefer to do my novel-writing outdoors?

‘For the Beauty of the Earth’

Looking out my bedroom window this morning, with the birds calling, with the trees coming into leaf, and an April shower gently falling, I felt like I really had to have this hymn today: For the Beauty of the Earth. 

I chose this video, from “Children’s Scripture Memory Hymns,” for the photos, many of which bring me back to beautiful, real places that I’ve known, most of them now all paved over and destroyed, but preserved, I pray, in the Kingdom of God who created them and loved their beauty in the first place.

‘For the Beauty of the Earth’

With the ugliness of our current political season approaching a point beyond belief, now turn we unto God’s stuff: For the Beauty of the Earth, sung by Heather Prusse, packed with photos of God’s created beauty–preserved by Him, despite the fallen status of this world. The beauty is there for a reason: to testify that God is nigh.

‘For the Beauty of the Earth’

For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead…  Romans 1:20

Let’s start the day with For the Beauty of the Earth, sung by Heather Prusse. Would you believe children used to sing this hymn in public schools?

We thank you, Father in Heaven, for letting us see your glory reflected in the work of your hands on earth.

Today’s Hymn, ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’

Before we descend for another look at the death throes of rule-the-world secular humanism, this brief reminder of God’s handiwork: For the Beauty of the Earth, performed by Michelle Swift. “Heaven and earth shall pass away,” saith the Lord, “but my words shall not pass away”

But the earth will last longer than progressivism.

‘For the Beauty of the Earth’

A hymn of thanksgiving, of gratitude, of love, and of praise–For the Beauty of the Earth. I couldn’t find the name of the performer,  but he has done this beautifully.

Consider the refrain: “L0rd of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.”

May we never forget God’s bounty, His mercy, and His grace, and never cease to be thankful to Him.