“For the beauty of the earth, for the beauty of the skies…”
“For the love, which from our birth, over and around us lies..”
“For the beauty of each hour. Of the day and of the night,”
“For the joy of human love, Brother, sister, parent, child..”
Friends on earth and friends above, For all gentle thoughts and mild,”
My sisters and I sang that hymn, my Nana’s request, at my Nana’s funeral four years ago. I like the message that is shares. I wasn’t able to finish singing it that day, but I really like the line, “Friends on earth and friends above.” I can finish singing it for her when I see her again, in heaven.