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Come to me, thoughts of heaven

Come to me, thoughts of heaven

Author: Felicia D. B. Hemans
Published in 13 hymnals

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Come to me, thoughts of heaven!
My fainting spirit bear
On your bright wings, by morning given,
Up to celestial air,
Away, far, far away,
From thoughts by passion given,
Fold me in pure, still, cloudless day,
O blessed thoughts of heaven!

Come in my tempted hour,
Sweet thoughts! and yet again
O’er sinful wish and memory, shower
Your soft effacing rain;
Waft me where gales divine
With dark clouds ne’er have striven;
Where living founts forever shine;
O blessed Thoughts of heaven!

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #519

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: Come to me, thoughts of heaven
Author: Felicia D. B. Hemans



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #519Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #519Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d102
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #73Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #506Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #187Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #377Page Scan
Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d44
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #115Page Scan
Progressive Songster #d20
The Palm: a collection of sacred music, for choirs, singing schools and conventions #166Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #225Page Scan
The Spiritual Harp #d38
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