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A holy air is breathing round

A holy air is breathing round

Author: Abiel A. Livermore
Published in 30 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

A Holy air is breathing round,
A fragrance from above;
Be every soul from sense unbound,
Be every spirit love.

O God, unite us heart to heart,
In sympathy divine,
That we be never drawn apart,
And love not Thee nor Thine;

But, by the cross of Jesus taught,
And all Thy gracious word,
Be nearer to each other brought,
And nearer to the Lord.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #157

Author: Abiel A. Livermore

Livermore, Abiel Abbot, D.D. was born at Wilton, New Hampshire, Oct. 30, 1811, and graduated at Harvard in Arts, in 1833; and Divinity, 1836. The latter year he was ordained as a Unitarian Minister, and became Pastor at Keene, New Hampshire, 1836; Cincinnati, 1850; Yonkers, New York, 1857. In 1863 he removed to Meadville, Pennsylvania, as the President of the Theological School. Dr. Livermore is the author of various works, and was the chief editor of the Cheshire Pastoral Association's Christian Hymns, 1844, one of the most widely circulated and estimable of American Unitarian collections. To that collection he contributed "A holy air is breathing round" (Holy Communion), which has passed into several collections, including Martineau's Hy… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A holy air is breathing round
Author: Abiel A. Livermore

Tune

NAOMI (Nägeli)

NAOMI was a melody that Lowell Mason (PHH 96) brought to the United States from Europe and arranged as a hymn tune; the arrangement was first published in the periodical Occasional Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1836). Some scholars have attributed the original melody to Johann G. Nageli (PHH 315), but there…

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The Cyber Hymnal #2518
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