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Beautiful Eden

Beautiful Eden, refuge of peace

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Tune: [Beautiful Eden, refuge of peace]
Published in 14 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beautiful Eden, refuge of peace,
Home where the songs of the ransomed ne’er cease;
O how my spirit, when saddened by gloom,
Longs to behold thee, thou garden of bloom!

Beautiful Eden, beautiful Eden,
Bright are thy flowers—golden thy fruits;
Pure are thy rivers, thy fountains how free!
Beautiful Eden, my soul longs for thee.

2 Beautiful Eden, sorrow or care
Never can wither thy blossoms so fair;
Sin cannot blight them, and death cannot slay,
Safe in the garden of promise are the. [Refrain]

3 Beautiful Eden, place of delight,
Land of the angels celestial and bright;
Here may the wayfarer stay and take rest,
Here in the heavenly home of the blest. [Refrain]

4 Beautiful Eden, garden of grace,
Where we may gaze on the Saviour’s dear face;
There we shall gather in gladness above,
Roaming the realms of and Eden of love. [Refrain]

Source: The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #122

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beautiful Eden, refuge of peace
Title: Beautiful Eden
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
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Book of Praise for the Sunday School #192

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Christian Songs #34

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Gems of Song #279

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Hymns of Praise, with Tunes #190

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Hymns of the Advent #69

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Hymns of the Morning #69

Notes of Gladness #d10

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Our Song Book #185

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Precious Hymns #413

Pure Gold for the Sunday School #d9

Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d39

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The Chautauqua Collection #82

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The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School #122

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The Shining Light #20

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