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Behold where breathing love divine

Behold where breathing love divine

Author: Mrs. Barbauld
Published in 50 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Behold, where, breathing love,
Our dying Master stands!
His weeping follow'rs, gath'ring round,
Receive his last commands.

2 From that mild Saviour's lips
What tender accents fell!
The gentle precept, which he gave,
Became its author well.

3 Blest is the man, whose heart
Feels all another's pain;
To whom the supplicating eye
Was never rais'd in vain;

4 Whose breast expands with warmth,
A stranger's woe to feel,
And bleeds in pity o'er the wound
He wants the pow'r to heal.

5 To offices of love
His feet are never slow;
He views through mercy's melting eye
A brother in a foe.

6 Peace from his Father God,
My peace to him I give;
And, when he kneels before the throne,
His trembling soul shall live.

7 To him shall grace be shewn;
And mercy from above
Descend on those, who thus fulfill
The perfect law of love.



Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #346

Author: Mrs. Barbauld

Barbauld, Anna Laetitia, née Aikin, daughter of the Rev. John Ailrin, D.D., a dissenting minister, was b. at Kibworth-Harcourt, Leicestershire, June 20, 1743. In 1753 Dr. Aikin became classical tutor at a dissenting academy at Warrington. During her residence there she contributed five hymns to Dr. W. Enfield's Hymns for Public Worship, &c, Warrington, 1772. In the following year these were included in her Poems, Lond., J. Johnson, 1773. In May, 1774, Miss Aikin was married to the Rev. Rochemont Barbauld, a descendant of a French Protestant family, and a dissenting minister. For some years Mr. Barbauld conducted, in addition to his pastoral work, a boarding school at Palgrave, Suffolk. From this he retired in 1785. In 1786 he undertook t… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold where breathing love divine
Author: Mrs. Barbauld
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Behold where breathing love divine. Anna L. Barbauld, née Aikin. [Charity.] Contributed to Dr. W. Enfield's Hymns for Public Worship, &c, Warrington, 1772, No. 117, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines. In the following year it was republished in Mrs. Barbauld's (then Miss Aikin) Poems, London, J. Johnson, 1773, pp. 121-123. In this form it is not in extensive use, although included in Dr. Collyer's Collection, 1812, and repeated in Dr. Martineau's Hymns, 1840 & 1873. A cento from this hymn is given in the Church Sunday School Hymn Book, 1868, No. 364, and other collections, beginning, "Blest is the man whose softening heart.” It is composed of stanzas iii., iv., vii., viii., somewhat altered, and appeared in the 9th edition of Cotterill's Selection, 1820, No. 123. From thence it passed into various collections both in Great Britain and America. In Kennedy, 1863, No, 126, it begins, “Blest is the man whose tender heart." The full original text is given in Lyra Britannica, 1867, pp. 32-33. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #346

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #346

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d44

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #203

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #240

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #240

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #240

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #240

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #240

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #240

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXXIV

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #L

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #L

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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #252

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #223

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #223

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #146

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #146

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #622

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #180

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #187

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #187

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #180

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #P35

Boston Sunday School Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d20

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #257

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Christian Hymns #75

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #225

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #225

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Hymns for Public Worship #426

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #405

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #386

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d29

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d25

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Songs of the Unity #d20

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The Christian Psalmist #297

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The Modern Harp #d30

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #270

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #518

Universalist Hymn Book #d56

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