Behind the Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth

Folliott Sandford Pierpoint was born in Bath, England in 1835.  After being educated at Queens College in Cambridge, he taught at Somersetshire College.  He contributed hymns to various publications and published at least two song books. He wrote numerous poems, but For the Beauty of the Earth is the only one he is remembered for today.  The hymn was originally […]

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