Beneath thy trees today we meet

Beneath thy trees today we meet

Author: John Weiss
Published in 6 hymnals

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Beneath Thy trees to-day we met,
Amid Thy summer flowers;
And every heart is blessing yet
These happy, fleeting hours.

But creeping shades to vespers call,
And timely lore impart,
To make our latest shadows fall
From sunshine in the heart.

Yes, even so; the summer leaf,
The summer flowers, declare
Their childlike, chastening belief,
That Thou dost make them fair.

O, let us cherish nature’s creed,
And live and bloom to Thee;
For only childlike hearts, we read,
Can grace eternity.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #459

Author: John Weiss

Weiss, Rev. John. (Boston, Massachusetts, June 28, 1828 [sic]--March 9, 1879, Boston). He graduated from Harvard College in 1837, and from the Harvard Divinity School in 1843. He was ordained minister of the First Church, (Unitarian), Watertown, Mass., in 1843; was minister of the First Church, New Bedford, Mass., 1847-1858; and served the church at Watertown again 1862-1869. He was a leader in the anti-slavery movement and a prolific author of books and essays. For Visitation Day at the Divinity School, 1843, he wrote a hymn beginning "A wondrous star our pioneer," which was included in the Book of Hymns, 1846, compiled by S. Longfellow and S. Johnson, and in their later book, Hymns of the Spirit, 1864. The Book of Hymns also included in a… Go to person page >

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Author: John Weiss

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