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Child amidst the flowers at play

Child amidst the flowers at play

Author: Felicia D. B. Hemans
Published in 35 hymnals

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Child, amidst the flowers at play,
While the red light fades away;
Mother, with thine earnest eye,
Ever following silently;

Father, by the breeze of eve
Called thy daily toil to leave;
Pray! ere yet the dark hours be,
Lift the heart, and bend the knee!

Traveller in the stranger’s land,
Far from thine own household band;
Mourner, haunted by the tone
Of a voice from this world gone;

Captive, in whose narrow cell
Sunshine hath not leave to dwell;
Sailor, on the darkening sea,
Lift the heart, and bend the knee!

Ye that triumph, ye that sigh,
Kindred by one holy tie,
Heaven’s first star alike ye see;
Lift the heart, and bend the knee!

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #98

Author: Felicia D. B. Hemans

Hemans, Felicia Dorothea, née Browne, was born in Liverpool, Sep. 25, 1793. In 1800, her father having suffered severe losses in business, removed with his family near to Abergele, N. Wales, where he died sometime after. In 1812 she was married to Captain Hemans, who, on retiring from the army sometime after, removed to Bronnylfa, near St. Asaph. Some years after he left his wife and children and proceeded to Italy, where he died. In 1828 Mrs. Hemans removed to Wavertree, near Liverpool, and in 1831 to Dublin, where she died May 16, 1835, and was buried in St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street, in that city. From 1808, when at 15 she published Poems, to 1834, when her Scenes & Hymns of Life appeared, she produced a great number of poems and othe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Child amidst the flowers at play
Author: Felicia D. B. Hemans



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A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #154Page Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #98Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #98Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #403Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #99Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Songs: for the use of schools and academies #99Page Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #372Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #504Page Scan
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d52
Garnered Gems of Sunday School Song #97Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #503Page Scan
Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #111Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d20
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d73
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #372Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #372Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #165Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #171Page Scan
Juvenile Choir: for the use of Sabbath Schools, Bible Classes and the social circle #78Page Scan
Love and Praise #d21
Maynard's Sabbath School Echo. 6th ed. of Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns, with an Appendix #d17
Methodist Social Hymn Book #176Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d77
Songs for the School Room #d18
Songs of Joy #d15
The American School Hymn Book #LXXXVIIIPage Scan
The American School Hymn Book. (New ed.) #LXXXVIIIPage Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #574Page Scan
The Harp: being a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to all purposes of social and religious worship #178Page Scan
The Little Hymn Book #d10
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #260Page Scan
The Sabbath Chimes #d20
The Sabbath Hour #d13
The Sabbath School Service and Hymn Book #d9
Welcome Songs No. 1 for Sabbath Schools #d5