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Blest hour, when righteous souls shall meet

Blest hour, when righteous souls shall meet

Author: Pendlebury Houghton
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Blessed hour, when righteous souls shall meet,
Shall meet to part no more;
And with celestial welcome greet
On an immortal shore!

2 The parent finds his long-lost child;
Brothers on brother gaze:
The tear of resignation mild
Is changed to joy and praise.

3 Each tender tie, dissolved with pain,
With endless bliss is crowned:
All that was dead revives again,
All that was lost is found.

4 Congenial minds, arrayed in light,
High thoughts shall interchange;
Nor cease, with ever new delight,
On wings of love to range.

5 Their Father marks their generous flame,
And looks complacent down:
The smile that owns their filial claims,
Is their immortal crown.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #874

Author: Pendlebury Houghton

Houghton, Pendlebury, 1758-1824. Minister at the Octagon Chapel, Norwich, and from 1812-1823 at Paradise Street Chapel, Liverpool. His hymn on The reunion of friends after death, "Blest be the hour when friends shall meet," is in Martineau’s Hymns for the Christian Church and Home, Martineau’s Hymns of Praise and Prayer, and J. P. Hopp’s Collection, 1877; Sometimes as:— "Blest hour when virtuous friends shall meet." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blest hour, when righteous souls shall meet
Author: Pendlebury Houghton


Blest hour, when righteous souls shall meet. This in the American Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, is an altered form of P. Houghton's hymn noted on p, 1196, ii. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d26

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #381d

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d99

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The Song Victor for the Sunday School and Public School Use #102

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The Voice of Praise #874

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