Just for fun, I thought I'd try to create another verse to some well loved hymns. It is HARD--and a lyricist I am NOT. However, this is a good creative tool for anyone wishing to stretch the ole thinker out a bit! HA HA HA!
For The Beauty Of The Earth
Folliot S. Pierpoint 1864
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 the flowers
For the glory of the stars,
For the safety at all hours
Trav' ling on and in our cars.
Lord of ALL, to Thee we raise, THIS our hymn of grateful praise.
This Is My Father's World
by: Maltbie Davenport Babcock (1901)
This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father's world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;His hand the wonders wrought.
This is my Father's world, and from my mouth doth flow
All praises sing, and with me rings the choir in its rows.
This is my Father's world: I glory in my heart
Of bugs and bees, of kids and kings; His hand does all impart.