Arranged by Conrad Kocher (1786-1872) and
William H Monk (1823-1889)
For the Beauty of the Earth – W632 / G633
text by Folliot S Pierpont (1835-1917)
Presbyterian 1955 #2, played by Andrew Remillard (Same harmony as in our hymnal)
An early form of the tune DIX was composed by Conrad Kocher (1786-1872). William H. Monk created the current form of DIX by revising and shortening Conrad Kocher’s chorale melody for “Treuer Heiland, wir sind hir,” found in Kocher’s “Stimmen aus den Reiche Gottes” (1838). Monk’s tune was published with William C. Dix’s text in the 1861 edition of “Hymns Ancient and Modern.” Dix regretted the use of this tune for his text, but the combination has proven a good match – “As with Gladness” is the most popular Epiphany hymn today.