Daughters of pity, tune the lay

Daughters of pity, tune the lay

Author: William Hampson
Tune: DIBDIN
Published in 15 hymnals

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1 Daughters of pity, tune the lay;
To mourners joy belongs;
While he, that wipes all 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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First Line: Daughters of pity, tune the lay
Author: William Hampson
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12638
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