Daughters of pity, tune the lay

Daughters of pity, tune the lay

Author: William Hampson
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 Daughters of pity, tune the lay;
To mourners joy belongs;
While he, that wipes all our tears away,
Accepts our thankful songs.

2 No altars smoke, no off'rings bleed,
No guiltless lives expire;
To help a brother in his need,
Is all our rites require.

3 Our off'ring is a willing mind
To comfort the distrust;
In others' good our own we find,
In others' blessing blest.

4 Go to the pillow of disease,
Where night gives no repose,
And on the cheek, where sickness preys,
Bid health to plant a rose.

5 Go where the friendless stranger lies;
To perish is his doom:
Snatch from the grave his closing eyes,
And bring his blessing home.

6 Thus, what our heav'nly Father gave,
Shall we as freely give;
Thus copy him, who liv'd to save,
And died that we might live.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #347

Author: William Hampson

Hampson, William, 1770-1834. A Dukinfield layman, three of whose hymns are in the Dukinfield Collection, 1822. 1. Daughters of pity, tune the lay. Charity. Also in Aspland, 1810, and Dobell, 1816. 2. The Lord of life hath burst his chains. The Resurrection of Christ. 3. The toil has ceased by which we're fed. The Lord's Day. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #347Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #347Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #347TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #365Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #365Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #365Page Scan
Songs of the Free, and Hymns of Christian Freedom #d19
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #351Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #351Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #365Page Scan
The Religious Songster: being a choice selection of hymns, adapted to the public and private devotions of Christians of all denominations: suitable to be used at missionary, temperance . . . #81Page Scan
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d105
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #481Page Scan
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