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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

Representative 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

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #627

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A Treasury of Catholic Song #216

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d204

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Calvary Songs #146

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d36

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Christ in Song #136

Christian Mission Hymns #d10

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Christian Praise #242

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Church Harmonies #341

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Garnered Sheaves #131

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Gloria Deo #136

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d145

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #580

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Hymns for All Christians #L22

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Hymns for the Church #200

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #284

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #284

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #575

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Hymns of the Advent #313

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Hymns of the Christian Centuries #104

Hymns of Worship and Service #d99

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Hymns of Worship and Service #293

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Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #293

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Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #200

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Hymns of Worship and Service. (Chapel ed.) #200

Hymns of Worship and Service. College ed. #d66

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In Excelsis #476

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Laudes Domini #388

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Laudes Domini #764

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Laudes Domini #389

Notes of Triumph, for the Sunday School #d48

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Notes of Triumph #131

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #48

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d116

Primary Teachers' Manual #d17

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #858

Sacred Lyrics #d23

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #730

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Songs for the Sanctuary #780

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Songs for the Sanctuary #780

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Songs for the Sanctuary #780

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #780

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #780

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d118

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Songs of the Church #1035

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Songs of the Covenant #156

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The Aid to Praise #84

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The Baptist Praise Book #419

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #56

The Church Hymnal #d85

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The Church Hymnary #493

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d200

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The Church Praise Book #152

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #312

The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d123

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The Gospel Psalmist #243

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The New Canadian Hymnal #3

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The New Laudes Domini #783

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The People's Hymnal #299

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The Riverdale Hymn Book #419

The Service of Praise #d73

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Tried and True #131

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