O Blessed Life

O blessed life, the heart at rest

Author: William T. Matson
Published in 27 hymnals

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1 O blessed Life—the heart at rest
When all without tumultuous seems—
That trusts a higher Will, and deems
That higher Will, no mine, the best.

2 O blessed Life—the mind that sees,
Whatever change the years may bring,
A mercy still in ev’rything,
And shining through all mysteries.

3 O blessed Life—the soul that soars,
When sense of mortal sight is dim,
Beyond the sense—beyond to Him
Whose love unlocks the heavenly doors.

4 O blessed Life—heart, mind, and soul,
From self-born aims and wishes free,
In all at one with Deity,
And loyal to the Lord’s control.

5 O Life, how blessed, how divine,
High Life, the earnest of a higher:
Saviour, fulfil my deep desire,
And let this blessed Life be mine.


Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #230

Author: William T. Matson

Matson, William Tidd, was born at West Hackney, London, Oct. 17, 1833. He was educated first under the Rev. J. M. Gould, and then at St. John's College, Cambridge. Subsequently he studied under Professor Nesbitt, at the Agricultural and Chemical College, Kennington. In 1853 he underwent a great spiritual change. Leaving the Church of England, he first joined the Methodist New Connexion body, and then the Congregationalists. After the usual theological training, he entered the ministry, and held several pastorates, including Havant, Hants; Gosport; Highbury; Portsmouth, and others. His poetical works include:— (1) A Summer Evening Reverie, and Other Poems, 1857; (2) Poems, 1858; (3) Pleasures of the Sanctuary, 1865; (4) The Inner Life, 1… Go to person page >

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DIMAN


REDHEAD NO. 4


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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