The poetry of this classic hymn combine with beautiful illustrations to create a picture book that children and adults alike will cherish. The lyrics of For the Beauty of the Earth
, originally written in 1864, celebrate creation, family, music, and community. Illustrations bring the words to life, capturing the rich imagery of the song. The book includes the written music and lyrics so families can sing the song together.
For the Beauty of the Earth is a 2017 Junior Library Guild Selection.
"Inviting young children to see God's love reflected in the Creation is one of our most joyful and solemn of tasks as parents and educators. Lucy Fleming's beautiful illumination of this classic hymn is sure to become a well-worn favorite."
—Rachel Marie Stone, Mother, teacher and author of Eat With Joy: Redeeming God's Gift of Food
"Impressively beautiful, full color illustrations by Lucy Fleming bring the words to life, capturing the rich imagery of the song...An ideal picture book, especially for children ages four to eight, For The Beauty Of The Earth is unreservedly and enthusiastically recommended for family, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections."
—Midwest Book Review, June - Christian Shelf