How sweet to be allowed to pray

How sweet to be allowed to pray

Author: Eliza Lee Follen
Tune: BELMONT (Gardiner)
Published in 94 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How sweet to be allowed to pray
To God, the holy One,
With filial love and trust to say,
"O God, Thy will be done!"

2 We in these sacred words can find
A cure for every ill;
They calm and soothe the troubled mind,
And bid all care be still.

3 O let that will which gave me breath,
And an immortal soul,
In joy or grief, in life or death,
My every wish control.

4 O teach my heart the blessèd way,
To imitate Thy Son!
Teach me, O God, in truth to pray,
"Thy will, not mine, be done."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11004

Author: Eliza Lee Follen

Follen, Eliza Lee, née Cabot, a well-known Unitarian writer, daughter of Samuel Cabot, born at Boston, August 15, 1787, and married, in 1828, to Professor Charles Follen, who perished on board the "Lexington," which was burnt on Long Island Sound, Jan. 13,1840. Mrs. Follen died at Brookline, Mass., 1860. She was a voluminous writer. Her Poems were first published at Boston (Crosby & Co.), 1839, and whilst she was in England she issued another volume for children's use, entitled The Lark and the Linnet, in 1854. Both volumes also contain some translations from the German, and versions of a few Psalms. Her best known hymns are:— 1. How sweet to be allowed to pray. Resignation. Appeared in the Christian Disciple, Sept., 1818,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How sweet to be allowed to pray
Author: Eliza Lee Follen

Tune

BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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[How sweet to be allowed to pray]


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Instances (1 - 94 of 94)
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A Book of Hymns and Tunes #80

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #682

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #723

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A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #64

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A Selection of Sacred Songs #64

Boston Sunday School Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d62

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Children's Praise #74

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #452

Conference Hymns and Tunes #d41

Grammar School Hymn Book #d118

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Hallowed Songs #398

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #442

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #52

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #24

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #496

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #249

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a249

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d77

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d203

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Hymns for Public Worship #162

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Hymns for Schools #344

Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d36

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #202

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #118

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National Hymn and Tune Book #326

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #319

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #319

Oriola #d91

Oriola #d91

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Precious Hymns #90

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d333

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #58

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Song Worship for Sunday Schools #95

Song-Flowers #d37

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #373

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d168

Songs for the School Room #d51

Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d65

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Songs of Gladness for the Sabbath School #142b

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Songs of Pilgrimage #422

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Songs of Zion Enlarged #244

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Songs of Zion #142

Sunday School Hymns of the Second Baptist Church ... Germantown #d31

Sunday School Singing Book #d18

Sunday School Songs. 3rd ed. #d50

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Sunday-School Hymns #32

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Sunday-School Songs #126a

Templi Carmina #d107

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The Altar, a Service Book for Sunday Schools (New and Enl. Ed.) #210

The Book of Praise #d313

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The Boston Sunday School Hymn Book #139

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The Brethren Hymnody #126

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d170

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d166

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The Christian Hymn Book #560

The Christian Hymnal #d297

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The Christian Hymnal #417

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The Christian hymnal #340

The Christian Hymnist #d224

The Christian Psalmist #d294

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d174

The Church Hymn Book #d418

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The Cyber Hymnal #11004

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d290

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The Evangelical Hymnal #324

The Gospel Hymnal #d251

The Little Hymn Book #d32

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The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #371

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The Minstrel of Zion #197b

The Modern Harp #d112

The More Perfect Gospel Hymnal, a Revision of the Cross and Resurrection in Song #d74

The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d96

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The New England Sabbath School Minstrel #32

The Pilgrim's Harp #d84

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The Portfolio of Sunday School Songs #102

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The Sabbath School Lute #59

The Sabbath School Lyre #d63

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The Sabbath School Lyre #66

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The Sabbath School Melodist #134

The Sanctus #d111

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The School Hymn-Book #204

The Sunday School Banner #d56

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The Sunday School Hymnal #139b

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The Sweet Singer #44

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The Voice of Joy #144b

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Unity Services and Songs #S26

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Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #91

Youthful Voices #d93

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