Hath not thy heart within thee burned

Hath not thy heart within thee burned

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch
Published in 41 hymnals

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Hath not thy heart within thee burned
At evening’s calm and holy hour,
As if its inmost depths discerned
The presence of a loftier power?

Hast thou not heard ’mid forest glades,
While ancient rivers murmured by,
A voice from forth the eternal shades,
That spake a present Deity?

And as, upon the sacred page,
Thine eye in rapt attention turned
O’er records of a holier age,
Hath not thy heart within thee burned?

It was the voice of God that spake
In silence to thy silent heart;
And bade each worthier thought awake,
And every dream of earth depart.

Voice of our God, O, yet be near!
In low, sweet accents, whisper peace;
Direct us on our pathway here,
Then bid in heaven our wanderings cease.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #90

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

Bulfinch, Stephen Greenleaf, D.D. This Unitarian minister was born at Boston, June 18, 1809, and removed to Washington in 1818, his father being the architect of the Capitol. He graduated at Columbian College and the Cambridge Theological School. In 1831 lie was ordained at Charleston, S.C., as assistant to Dr. Gilman. Subsequently he was pastor at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Washington, 1838; Nashua, New Hampshire, 1845; Dorchester, Mass., 1852; and "East Cambridge, Mass., 1865. He died at the last place, Oct. 12, 1870. His works include:— (1) Contemplations of the Saviour; A Series of Extracts from the Gospel History, with Reflections and Original and Selected Hymns. Boston, Carter and Hendee, 1832. This has been reprinted in England. (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hath not thy heart within thee burned
Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

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Hath not thy heart within thee burned? Presence of Christ. In the Contemplations, &c, p. 148, as the accompanying hymn to the Reflections on Jesus appearing to His disciples on their way to Emmaus, It is in 5 stanzas of 4 lines and is given in the Collections of Beard, Martineau, and others in Great Britain. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #90

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #90

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Christian Science Hymnal #16

Christian Science Hymnal #94

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #16a

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #16b

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #16c

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #16

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #641

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Common Praise: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #262

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Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #80

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d243

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #646

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #337

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #572

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Hymns adapted to Communion Service #13

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d179

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Hymns for Public Worship #180

Hymns for Schools and Families #d43

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Hymns for Schools and Families #61

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #330

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #330

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Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #223

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Hymns of the Spirit #328

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #109

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Isles of Shoals Hymn Book and Candle Light Service #47

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d97

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National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #310

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d241

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Services for Congregational Worship #84

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #248

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Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #243

Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d87

The Assembly Praise Book #d30

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d143

The Pean #d28

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #507

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The Treasury of American Sacred Song with Notes Explanatory and Biographical #63

University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d82

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