Scripture Verse

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory. Isaiah 6:3


George E. L. Cotton
National Portrait Gallery


Words: George E. L. Cot­ton, in Hymns for Use in the Cha­pel of Marl­bo­rough Col­lege, 1856.

Music: Er­nan Lo­well Ma­son, 1850 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


We thank Thee, Lord, for this fair earth,
The glittering sky, the silver sea;
For all their beauty, all their worth,
Their light and glo­ry, come from Thee.

Thine are the flowers that clothe the ground,
The trees that wave their arms above,
The hills that gird our dwellings round,
As Thou dost gird Thine own with love.

Yet teach us still how far more fair,
More glo­ri­ous, Fa­ther, in Thy sight,
Is one pure deed, one holy prayer,
One heart that owns Thy Spir­it’s might.

So while we gaze with thoughtful eye
On all the gifts Thy love has given,
Help us in Thee to live and die,
By Thee to rise from earth to Hea­ven.