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Is there a lone and dreary hour

Is there a lone and dreary hour

Author: Caroline Gilman
Tune: FEDERAL STREET
Published in 44 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Is there a lone and dreary hour,
When worldly pleasures lose their power?
My Father! let me turn to Thee,
And set each thought of darkness free.

2 Is there an hour of peace and joy,
When hope is all my soul's employ?
My Saviour! still my hopes will roma,
Until they rest with Thee, their home.

3 Is there a time of racking grief,
Which scorns the prospect of relief?
O Spirit1 break the cheerless gloom,
And bid my heart its calm resume.

4 The noontide blaze, the midnight scene,
The dawn, or twilight's sweet serene,
The glow of life, the dying hour,
Shall own, O God! thy grace and power.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Caroline Gilman

Mrs. Caroline Gilman was born in Boston, in 1794. She married the Rev. Samuel Gilman, a Unitarian minister, in 1819. Soon after, they removed to Charleston, South Carolina. Mrs. Gilman has written considerable prose and some poetry. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Is there a lone and dreary hour
Author: Caroline Gilman
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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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Instances

Instances (1 - 44 of 44)
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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #266

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #266

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #314

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #303

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #450

Book of Common Praise #d251

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #194

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Christian Hymns #260

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Church Harmonies #585

Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d46

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #726

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #203

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #444

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #465

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #413a

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #413b

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #465

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Hymnal #444

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Hymnal #444

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #26

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d225

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #120

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #120

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Hymns for Public Worship #292

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #199

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #700

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #700

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Hymns of the Spirit #460

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d316

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d229

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #77

The Book of Common Praise #d261

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d190

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d186

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The Christian Hymn Book #761

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #444a

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #444b

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The Gospel Psalmist #431

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The Hymnal #444

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #70

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