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Blest is the man, whose softening heart

Blest is the man, whose softening heart

Author: Mrs. Barbauld
Published in 155 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Blest is the man whose softening heart
Feels all another's pain;
To whom the supplicating eye
Was never raised in vain.

2 Whose breast expands with generous warmth,
A stranger's woes to feel;
And bleeds in pity o'er the wound
He wants the power to heal.

3 He spreads his kind, supporting arms
To every child of grief;
His secret bounty largely flows,
And brings unasked relief.

4 To gentle offices of love
His feet are never slow:
He views, through mercy's melting eye,
A brother in a foe.

5 Peace from the bosom of his God,
The Saviour's grace shall give;
And when he kneels before the throne,
His trembling soul shall live.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #522

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 >

Tune

MAITLAND (Allen)

PRECIOUS LORD, the tune Thomas Dorsey used for his most beloved hymn, "Precious Lord, take my hand", is an adaptation of MAITLAND. Sometimes Dorsey is shown as the composer, sometimes as the arranger or adapter the tune. MAITLAND is often attributed to Allen, but the earliest known sources (H.W. Bee…

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ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d17

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d27

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #857

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A Collection of Hymns #280

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d45

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Designed for the Use of the Pious #d18

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d72

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Every Sunday ... Diocese of Quebec #d13

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #28c

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A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns (Charleston hymnal) #H.XXVII

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #797

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d19

Busy Work Songs #d2

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d93

Chapel Hymns #d70

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #251

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Church Choral-Book #215

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Church Harmonies #514

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Church Melodies #46

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Church Psalmist #348

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Church Psalmist #348

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Church Psalmist #348

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Church Psalmody #H662

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Church Psalmody #662

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Evangelical Hymns #254

Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d27

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Freedom's Lyre #130

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #386

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d71

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d62

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Hymns for Christian Melody #433

Hymns for Schools and Families #d15

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Hymns for Schools #176

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Hymns for Social Worship #267

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #809

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d43

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a808

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #115

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d37

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Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #49

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Laudes Domini #474

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Laudes Domini #896

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Laudes Domini #469

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #662

Mennonite Hymn Book #d38

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Mission Songs #101

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #316

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #316

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New Manual of Praise #460

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Plymouth Collection #a1047

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1047

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d63

Progressive Songster #d14

Psalmista #d34

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #70

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d96

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H305

Sacred poetry #d70

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Sacred Poetry #aH.XXXIX

Sacred Poetry #d69

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Sacred Poetry #H.XXXIX

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d64

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Seamen's Hymns #348

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d77

Select Hymns #d56

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Select Hymns #517

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Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre #H115

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #504

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Social Psalmist #348

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #224

Songs for the New Life #d55

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b944

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #944

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Songs for the Sanctuary #944

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Songs for the Sanctuary #944

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Songs for the Sanctuary #944

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #944

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #944

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Songs of the Church #555

Spiritual Songs of the First National Association of Spiritualists #d19

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Temple Melodies #156

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #174a

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #645

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #237.645

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1047

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The Baptist Hymn Book #645

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The Baptist Praise Book #913

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The Baptist Psalmody #605

The Book of Praise #d71

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The Book of Worship #224

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #477

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #645

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