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. #154

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

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #98

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #403

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A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #99

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A Selection of Sacred Songs: for the use of schools and academies #99

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #504

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d52

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Garnered Gems of Sunday School Song #97

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #503

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #111

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d20

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d73

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #372

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #372

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Hymns for Public Worship #165

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Hymns of the Spirit #171

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Juvenile Choir: for the use of Sabbath Schools, Bible Classes and the social circle #78

Love and Praise #d21

Maynard's Sabbath School Echo. 6th ed. of Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns, with an Appendix #d17

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #176

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d77

Songs for the School Room #d18

Songs of Joy #d15

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The American School Hymn Book #LXXXVIII

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The American School Hymn Book. (New ed.) #LXXXVIII

The Little Hymn Book #d10

The Sabbath Chimes #d20

The Sabbath Hour #d13

The Sabbath School Service and Hymn Book #d9

Welcome Songs No. 1 for Sabbath Schools #d5

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