Meekness

Happy the meek, whose gentle breast

Author: Thomas Scott
Published in 49 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Happy the meek whose gentle breast,
Clear as the summer's evening ray,
Calm as the regions of the blest,
Enjoys on earth celestial day.

2 His heart no broken friendships sting,
No storms his peaceful tent invade;
He rest beneath th'almighty's wing,
Hostile to none, of none afraid.

3 Spirit of grace, all meek and mild!
Inspire our breasts, our souls possess;
Repel each passion rude and wild,
And bless us as we aim to bless.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #338

Author: Thomas Scott

Thomas Scott was born at Norwich, and was the son of a Dissenting minister. After his education he began his ministerial life at Wartmell, in Norfolk, adding also the labours of school-teaching. Subsequently he changed his pastoral relations several times, spending the last years of his life at Hupton, in Norfolk, where he died in 1776. He was the author of some prose works, several poems, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Happy the meek, whose gentle breast
Title: Meekness
Author: Thomas Scott
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

FEDERAL STREET

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #843

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXLVI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #199

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #194

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A Selection of Sacred Songs #49

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A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #49

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #338

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #472

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Christian Hymns #180

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Church Harmonies #511

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Church Melodies #263

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #434

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a434

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #349

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #349

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #466

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #738

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #843

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New Hymn and Tune book #169a

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New Hymn and Tune Book #169a

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Precious Gems No. l #153

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #869

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #185

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b798

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #798

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Songs for the Sanctuary #798

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Songs for the Sanctuary #798

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Songs for the Sanctuary #798

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Songs of the Church #501

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The American School Hymn Book #LII

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The American School Hymn Book. (New ed.) #LII

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The Brethren Hymnal #458

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The Choir #38a

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The Gospel Psalmist #391

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The Harp #512

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a512

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The Heart and Voice #58a

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #380

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #380

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The Psalmody #755

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The School Hymn-Book #205

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #463

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The Voice of melody #30

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