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Earth has nothing sweet or fair

Earth has nothing sweet or fair

Author: Angelus Silesius; Translator: Frances Elizabeth Cox
Published in 65 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Earth has nothing sweet or fair,
Lovely forms or beauties rare,
But before my eyes they bring
Christ, of beauty Source and Spring.

2 When the morning paints the skies,
When the golden sunbeams rise,
Then my Saviour’s form I find
Brightly imaged on my mind.

3 When the star-beams pierce the night,
Oft I think of Jesus’ light;
Think how bright that light will be,
Shining through eternity.

4 Come, Lord Jesus! and dispel
This dark cloud in which I dwell,
And to me the power impart
To behold Thee as Thou art.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #136

Author: Angelus Silesius

Pen name of Johann Scheffler… Go to person page >

Translator: Frances Elizabeth Cox

Cox, Frances Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. George V. Cox, born at Oxford, is well known as a successful translator of hymns from the German. Her translations were published as Sacred Hymns from the German, London, Pickering. The 1st edition, pub. 1841, contained 49 translations printed with the original text, together with biographical notes on the German authors. In the 2nd edition, 1864, Hymns from the German, London, Rivingtons, the translations were increased to 56, those of 1841 being revised, and with additional notes. The 56 translations were composed of 27 from the 1st ed. (22 being omitted) and 29 which were new. The best known of her translations are "Jesus lives! no longer [thy terrors] now" ; and ”Who are these like stars appeari… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Earth has nothing sweet or fair
Author: Angelus Silesius
Translator: Frances Elizabeth Cox

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 65 of 65)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #627Page Scan
A Treasury of Catholic Song: comprising some two hundred hymns from Catholic soruces old and new #216Page Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d204
Calvary Songs #146TextAudioPage Scan
Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d36
Christ in Song #136Page Scan
Christian Mission Hymns #d10
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #242Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #341Page Scan
Garnered Sheaves #131Page Scan
Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #136TextPage Scan
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d145
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #580Page Scan
Hymns for All Christians #L22Page Scan
Hymns for the Church #200Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #284Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #284Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #575Page Scan
Hymns of the Advent #313Page Scan
Hymns of the Christian Centuries #104Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service #d99
Hymns of Worship and Service #293Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #293Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #200Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service. (Chapel ed.) #200Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service. College ed. #d66
In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #476Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #388Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #764Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #389Page Scan
Notes of Triumph, for the Sunday School #d48
Notes of Triumph: for the Sunday School #131Page Scan
Notes of Victory for Sunday Schools (Wherein an endeavor has been made to present the Way to Victory; the Powers of Victory; the Results of Victory) #148Page Scan
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #48Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d116
Primary Teachers' Manual #d17
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #858Page Scan
Sacred Lyrics #d23
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #730
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #780Tune InfoPage Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #780Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #780Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #780Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #780Page Scan
Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d118
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1035Page Scan
Songs of the Covenant : for the Sabbath School, Prayer Meetings, etc. #156Page Scan
Songs of the Morning, a choice collection of songs and hymns for the Sunday school and other social services #131Page Scan
The Aid to Praise #84Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #419Page Scan
The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for use in social meetings. #56Page Scan
The Church Hymnal: the official hymnal of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (13th ed.) #d85
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #493Page Scan
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d200
The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #152Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #312Page Scan
The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d123
The Gospel Psalmist #243Page Scan
The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #48Page Scan
The New Canadian Hymnal: a collection of hymns and music for Sunday schools, young people's societies, prayer & praise meetings, family circles #3Page Scan
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #783Page Scan
The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #299Page Scan
The Riverdale Hymn Book #419Page Scan
The Service of Praise #d73
Tried and True #131Page Scan



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