Thanksgiving Song
For the Beauty of the Earth

Thanksgiving song for school, church, or just quiet personal meditation, "For the Beauty of the Earth" is a very pretty hymn.  Arranged for:

  • beginner piano, 
  • 4-part harmony or piano, and 
  • other instruments, download these Thanksgiving songs free. 

Thanksgiving songs are hard to find, but this song is one of the better-known hymns.  

This first graphic shows the "Middle C"  arrangement, for beginning piano:

Easy beginner Thanksgiving piano music For the Beauty of the Earth, with shared-hands melody at Middle C

Please scroll down the page for the links to the printable free music PDFs.

For the Beauty of the Earth lyrics paint a picture of why we love our world and all that is in it, and the gratitude that sometimes wells up inside us.  

This video (Barlow Girl) changes the meter of the hymn, but is effective (sorry, there seems to be an ad first):

If you and your beginner student wish to turn this into a duet, follow the chord symbols above the melody.  

There are a lot of chord changes in this hymn!   But if an accompaniment uses a flowing chord pattern, those fast changes won't be necessary.

Now here are lead sheets for treble, bass, and viola clefs.  (Piano or four-part harmony is at the bottom of the page):

Thanksgiving songs in several keys, For the Beauty of the Earth, in lead sheet format, with chord symbols above the melody line

Please scroll down the page for the links to the printable free music PDFs.

Here are lead sheets for bass singers and instruments, using the bass clef!

For the Beauty of the Earth for bass clef instruments and voices

Please scroll down the page for the links to the printable free music PDFs.

And here are the lead sheets and chord symbols for viola clef:

Thanksgiving songs For the Beauty of the Earth for viola, lead sheet

Please scroll down the page for the links to the printable free music PDFs.

For piano, or for four voices or instruments:

Four-part arrangement of For the Beauty of the Earth, a song of Thanksgiving

Please scroll down the page for the links to the printable free music PDFs.

As a Thanksgiving Day treat, I'm placing here a short NON-MUSIC VIDEO from a radio host whom I adore (Dennis Prager), who speaks about the importance of GRATITUDE. 

HAPPINESS, he says, IS IMPOSSIBLE without an attitude of gratitude, or THANKSGIVING.  He says, "What is the single most important characteristic, or source, of happiness?  Gratitude.  ...gratitude leads to both happiness and goodness."



The link for the Thanksgiving song for Middle C piano:


Download Middle C position Thanksgiving free sheet music for piano beginnners


The treble clef lead sheet links:


Download lead sheet For the Beauty of the Earth in key of C


Download Thanksgiving hymn lead For the Beauty of the Earth in D


Download Thanksgiving songs lead in Eb


Download Thanksgiving free sheet music lead in key of F


Download hymn in key of G


The links for the lead sheets in the bass clef:


Download For the Beauty of the Earth for bass clef in key of C


Download Thanksgiving hymn for bass clef in D


Download Thanksgiving hymn for bass voices in key of F


Download For the Beauty of the Earth, for viola, in key of C


Download Thanksgiving hymn for viola For the Beauty of the Earth in D


Download Thanksgiving song for viola in Eb


Download Thanksgiving hymn for viola in key of F


The links for the 4-part harmony:


Download song of Thanksgiving in the key of F


Download song for Thanksgiving in the key of G









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