All scenes alike engaging prove

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ALL scenes alike engaging prove
To souls impressed with sacred love;
Where’er they dwell, they dwell in thee,
In Heaven, in earth, or on the sea.

2 To me remains nor place nor time,
My country is in every clime;
I can be calm and free from care
On any shore, since God is there.

3 While place we seek, or place we shun,
The soul finds happiness in none;
But with my God to guide my way
‘Tis equal joy to go or stay.

4 My dwelling-place art thou alone;
No other can I claim or own,
The point where all my wishes meet,
My law, my love, life’s only sweet.

5 Then let me to thy throne repair
And never be a stranger there;
There love divine shall be my guard,
And peace and safety my reward.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #556

Author: Madame Guyon

Guyon, Madame. (1648-1717.) Jeanne Marie Bouyieres de la Mothe was the leader of the Quietist movement in France. The foundation of her Quietism was laid in her study of St. Francis de Sales, Madame de Chantal, and Thomas ä Kempis, in the conventual establishments of her native place, Montargis (Dep. Loiret), where she was educated as a child. There also she first learned the sentiment of espousal with Christ, to which later years gave a very marked development. She was married at sixteen to M. Guyon, a wealthy man of weak health, twenty-two years her senior, and her life, until his death, in 1676, was, partly from disparity of years, partly from the tyranny of her mother-in-law, partly from her own quick temper, an unhappy one. Her public… Go to person page >

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First Line: All scenes alike engaging prove
Author: Madame Guyon

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Henry Baker (b. Nuneham, Oxfordshire, England, 1835; d. Wimbledon, England, 1910; not to be confused with Henry W. Baker) was educated as a civil engineer at Winchester and Cooper's Hill and was active in railroad building in India. In 1867 he completed a music degree at Exeter College, Oxford, Engl…

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