For the Beauty of the Earth
Delicate with a nice balance of energy is a great way to describe this beautiful 3-5 octave hymn setting. Arnold Sherman maintains all of the characteristics found within Joel Raney's original arrangement for piano and captures its true essence on handbells. This captivating piece builds to appropriate proportions reflecting the well-known refrain: "Lord of all, to you we raise this our hymn of grateful praise!" "For the Beauty of the Earth" is joyfully arranged in F Major and Db Major and is 97 measures.