Calm Soul of All Things

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1 Calm soul of all things, make it mine
to feel, amid the city’s jar,
that there abides a peace of thine
I did not make, and cannot mar.

2 The will to neither strive nor cry,
the power to feel with others, give.
Calm, calm me more; nor let me die
before I have begun to live.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #88

Author: Matthew Arnold

Arnold, Matthew, M.A., born at Laleham, Dec. 24, 1822, and educated at Winchester and Balliol College, Oxford; B.A. 1845; Fellow of Oriel 1845; Inspector of Schools 1851-1883; Prof, of Poetry, Oxford, 1857-87. He died at Liverpool, April 15, 1888. His conflection with hymnology is very slight. His hymn "Calm soul of all things! make it mine" (Peace) from Poetical Works, 1890, p. 263, is entitled "Lines written in Kensington Gardens." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Calm soul of all things, make it mine
Title: Calm Soul of All Things
Author: Matthew Arnold
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




TALLIS CANON is one of nine tunes Thomas Tallis (PHH 62) contributed to Matthew Parker's Psalter (around 1561). There it was used as a setting for Psalm 67. In the original tune the melody began in the tenor, followed by the soprano, and featured repeated phrases. Thomas Ravenscroft (PHH 59) publish…

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