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The Blessings of His Grace

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1 Blest Comforter Divine,
Whose rays of heavenly love
Amid our gloom and darkness shine,
And guide our souls above;

2 Thou, who with still small voice
Dost stop the sinner's way,
And bid the mourning saint rejoice,
Though earthly joys decay;

3 Thou, whose inspiring breath
Can make the cloud of care,
And e'en the gloomy vale of death,
A smile of glory wear;

4 Thou, who dost fill the heart
With love to all our race;
Blest Comforter, to us impart
The blessings of Thy grace.

Source: The Hymnal: published by the Authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #272

Author: L. H. Sigourney

Sigourney, Lydia, née Huntley. This distinguished name stood at the head of the female poets of America a generation ago, and is still well remembered. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1791, she conducted a school in the same town from 1809 to 1814, when she removed to Hartford, where she was married to Charles Sigourney in 1819. Most of her subsequent life was spent at Hartford, and she died there, June 10, 1865. Her first publication was Moral Pieces in Prose and Verse, 1815. This was followed by 58 additional works. A thorough exploration of these, or of such of them are poetical, would be necessary to trace her hymns with accuracy. They, however, are more numerous than important. Many have been used in the older collections; some are… Go to person page >

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First Line: Blest Comforter divine!
Title: The Blessings of His Grace
Author: L. H. Sigourney (1825)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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