How sweet the melting lay

How sweet the melting lay

Author: P. H. Brown
Published in 118 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 How sweet the melting lay
Which breaks upon the ear,
When, at the hour of rising day,
Christians unite in prayer.

2 The breezes waft their cries
Up to Jehovah's throne;
He listens to their heaving sighs,
And sends his blessing down.

3 So Jesus rose to pray
Before the morning light,
Or on the chilling mount did stay,
And wrestle all the night.

4 Glory to God on high,
Who sends his blessings down,
To rescue souls condemned to die,
And make his people one.

The Southern Harmony, 1835

Author: P. H. Brown

Brown, Phoebe, née Hinsdale. A member of the Congregational body, born at Canaan, Columbia County, New York, May 1, 1783, she was left an orphan when two years old. At nine she fell into the hands of a relative who kept a county gaol. These, says her son, "were years of intense and cruel suffering. The tale of her early life which she has left her children is a narrative of such deprivations, cruel treatment, and toil, as it breaks my heart to read." Escaping from this bondage at 18, she was sought by kind people, and sent for three months to a common school at Claverack, N.Y., where she learned to write, and made profession of faith in Christ. In 1805 she was married to Timothy H. Brown, a painter, and subsequently lived at East Windsor a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How sweet the melting lay
Author: P. H. Brown
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d195

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d395

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Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d314

Fruits and Flowers #d49

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #565

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #820

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #919

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #919

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d131

Jubilant Voices #d71

Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d72

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New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #167

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Oberlin social & sabbath school hymn book #167

Our New Book for Sunday Schools, Prayer, Praise and Gospel Meetings #d24

Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d115

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d345

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #318

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Revival Hymns #8

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Social Hymns, Original and Selected #d67

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #548

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #884

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #884

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #884

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #619

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #696

The Choralist #d139

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The Christian Lyre #d158

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The Church Hymn Book #d416

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #792

The Gospel Hymnal #d249

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The Gospel Psalmist #603

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The Harp #547

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The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #140

The Millennial Harp #d175

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #639

The Psalmodist: a Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes #d92

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The Sacred Lute #d149

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