Happy the meek, whose gentle breast

Happy the meek, whose gentle breast

Author: John Scott
Tune: FEDERAL STREET
Published in 44 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: John Scott

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Text Information

First Line: Happy the meek, whose gentle breast
Author: John Scott

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 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: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #194

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

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A Selection of Sacred Songs: for the use of schools and academies #49

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #511

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #434

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #466

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #738

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

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Precious Gems No. l #153

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #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 #798

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #798

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #798

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #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 Gospel Psalmist #391

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The Harp #512

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #755

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The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #205

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #338

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #349

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

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