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As body when the soul has fled

As body when the soul has fled

Author: William H. Drummond
Published in 38 hymnals

Representative Text

1 As body, when the soul has fled,--
As barren trees, decay'd and dead,
Is faith--a hopeless, lifeless thing--
If not of righteousness the spring.

2 To doers only of his word,
Propitious is th'all-seeing Lord:
He hears their cries, accepts their pray'rs,
And heals their wounds, and soothes their cares.

3 In true and active faith, we trace
The source of ev'ry Christian grace:
Within the pious heart it plays,
A living found of Joy and praise.

4 Kind deeds of peace and love betray
Where'er the stream has found its way:
but where these springs not rich and fair,
The stream has never wander'd there.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #205

Author: William H. Drummond

Drummond, William Hamilton, D.D., son of an Irish physician, was born at Ballyclare, Antrim, Ireland, 1772, and died at Dublin, Oct. 16, 1865. Educated for the ministry at the University of Glasgow, he became, in 1793, the pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, Belfast, and in 1816, of the Strand Street Chapel, Dublin. His poetical works include:— (1) Juvenile Poems, 1797; (2) Trafalger, 1805; (3) The Giant's Causeway, 1811; (4) Clontarf, 1817; (5) Who are the Happy? a Poem, on the Christian Beatitudes, with other Poems on Sacred Subjects, 1818. In 1818 A Selection of Psalms & Hymns for the Use of the Presbytery of Antrim, and the Congregation of Strand Street, Dublin, was published at Belfast. This Selection was probably edited… Go to person page >

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First Line: As body when the soul has fled
Author: William H. Drummond

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #627

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #205

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #345

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXXXVIII

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Church Choral-Book #123

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #746

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #746

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #270

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #345

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #345

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #345

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #345

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #345

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #309

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #135

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #329

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Church Harmonies #584

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #618

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #454

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #773

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Hymns for Public Worship #460

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #370

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #318

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The Gospel Psalmist #397

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Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #155

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d20

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #594

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #773

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Pocket Hymns #255

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d30

The Christian Psalmist #d32

The Gospel Hymnal #d32

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