Sunday, October 27, 2013

For The Beauty

For the beauty of the earth,
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies:
Christ our God, to Thee we raise 
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the wonder 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:
Christ our God, to Thee we raise 
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of human love, 
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild:
Christ our God, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For Thy Church that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
Off'ring up on every shore
Her pure sacrifice of love:
Christ our God, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

Christian Henry Bateman 1813-1889

Go outside.

Look at the perfect blue skies, the amber trees.  Hear the last of the tree frogs and crickets.

Sing this song.

Then try to go back in and be gloomy.

I dare you.