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How sweet the melting lay

How sweet the melting lay

Author: P. H. Brown
Published in 118 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #513

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #785

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Baptist Chorals #259

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Bradbury's Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies #71b

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Bradbury's Sabbath School Melodies, and Family Choir #93

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #818

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

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Church Choral-Book #306

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Church Melodies #803

Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d63

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Church Psalmist #580

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Church Psalmist #580

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Church Psalmist #580

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

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David's Harp #20

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Dyer's Psalmist #366

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Evangelical Hymns #41

Fruits and Flowers #d49

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #565

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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 #919

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #919

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Hymns for Social Worship #382

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d131

Jubilant Voices #d71

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Juvenile Songs #8a

Lyra Sacra Americana #d72

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Mission Songs #118

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New Manual of Praise #167

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Oberlin social & sabbath school hymn book #167

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

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Parish Hymns #354

Psalmista #d115

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

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #318

Resurrected Songs prepared for the Church #d78

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Revival Gems #3

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Revival Hymns #8

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Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns #281

Sacred Melodies #d125

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #211

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #243

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Seamen's Hymns #580

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d280

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Selah #150a

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Selah #152c

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Selah #163c

Select Hymns #d197

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Select Hymns #349

Social Hymns, Original and Selected #d67

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Social Psalmist #580

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #548

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad453

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Songs for the Sanctuary #884

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Songs for the Sanctuary #884

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Songs for the Sanctuary #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 #619

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #302

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #302

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #302

Supplement to Watts #d197

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Temple Melodies #263

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The Baptist Harp #156

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #713

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The Baptist Psalmody #696

The Choral #d93

The Choralist #d139

The Christian Harmony #d142

The Christian Lyre #d158

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The Christian Melodist #21

The Christian Psalmist #d292

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #374

The Church Hymn Book #d416

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #944

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The Congregational Hymn Book #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 Jubilee Harp #310

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The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #140

The Millennial Harp #d175

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The New Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies #71b

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The New York Choralist #152b

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The Psalmist #639

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The Psalmist #639

The Psalmodist #d92

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The Psalmody #713

The Sacred Lute #d149

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