Book Birthday: For the Beauty of the Earth

Based on one of the most enduring hymns of the Christian faith, this stunning picture book invites us to notice the ways God’s love is reflected in creation. Originally inspired by the beauty of a spring day in England in 1864, the rich imagery of the text celebrates the good gifts God has given us—family and friends, birds and butterflies, rocks and rivers, and communities of faith. Each stanza of this timeless song comes to life with the skillful illustrations of Lucy Fleming.

For the wonder of each hour

Of the day and of the night,

Hill and vale and tree and flower,

Sun and moon and stars of light:

Lord of all, to Thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise. 

Available today, For the Beauty of the Earth is perfect for reading aloud with kids—especially as spring approaches and they are more likely to be outside. As you read, be sure to remind children that everything they enjoy in nature was created by a God who loves them.

Download our free Creation Celebration Scavenger Hunt and head outside with your kids to appreciate all of the beautiful things God created. 

 

 

 

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