BEAUTY FOR ASHES
Scripture: Isaiah 61:3
Time Signature: 9/4
Hymn Status: Copyright Agreement (A copyright agreement has been made between the hymn writer and R. J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
Verse 1: Beauty for ashes God hath decreed! Help He provideth for ev’ry need; What is unlovely He will restore; Grace all sufficient: what need we more?
Verse 2: God gives for sadness “garments of praise;” Stars for our twilight, strength for our days; Hope for tomorrow, care for today, Light for our footsteps all of life’s way.
Verse 3: Beauty for ashes, gladness for tears, Sunshine for darkness, faith for our fears; Peace for our turmoil, concord for strife, Heaven at last and eternal life!