Mark Geslison & Geoff Groberg

acoustic hymns and traditional music

For the Beauty of the Earth

For the Beauty of the Earth contains instrumental hymns and melodies reflecting back to early Church history. The music has been arranged and performed in a traditional early American acoustic style, appropriate for these hymns that have their roots in the 1800’s and earlier.

In addition to the traditional hymns on this recording, there are a few tracks included with an early Church History theme. These include Winter Quarters, A Thousand Miles, Sunday Morning in the Valley, and Nauvoo.

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  • John Wright: fiddle on “Sunday Morning in the Valley,” “A Thousand Miles,” “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet/We Are All Enlisted,” and “The Spirit of God.”
  • Angela Pace: co-wrote “Nauvoo” and “A Thousand Miles” with Mark. She sings on “Nauvoo” and “A Thousand Miles.”
  • Nate Olson: fiddle on “Nauvoo” and bassoon on “How Firm a Foundation” and “Sunday Morning in the Valley.”
  • Dennis H. McMaster: Uilleann Pipes on “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet/We Are All Enlisted,” and “The Spirit of God.”
  • Lauren Cundick: flute on the “Primary Medley.”
  • Cherie Call: harmony voice on “Nauvoo.”
All other parts are performed by Mark Geslison and Geoff Groberg.

© 2001 Geslison Groberg, LLC.


  1. I want to buy the CD “For the beauty of the earth” but it’s now on babycd,com nor itunes please help

    Comment by Geovanny Flores on May 20, 2013 at 11:24 pm

  2. I love this music and would love to sing it but I cant find sheet music or lyrics anywhere. a great addition to this site would be a tab for sheet music and lyrics so that I may better spread the gospel through this lovely inspiring music.

    Comment by aria windfire on June 11, 2013 at 6:19 pm

  3. If you scroll down on our home page you’ll see a link to some free sheet music. Enjoy!

    Comment by Geoff Groberg on June 11, 2013 at 8:50 pm

  4. Would like to know the story behind A Thousand Miles. I love that tune.

    Comment by lbn on October 9, 2017 at 10:16 am

  5. sorry for spanish
    me pude convertir al evangelio con tan gloriosos acordes
    sinfonia celestial acustica que livera el alma

    Comment by carlos on April 5, 2019 at 10:39 pm

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