O could I find some peaceful bower

O could I find some peaceful bower

Author: Susanna Harrison
Published in 42 hymnals

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1 O could I find some peaceful bower,
Where sin has neither place nor power;
This traitor vile, I fain would shun,
But cannot from his presence run.

2 When to the throne of grace I flee,
He stands between my God and me,
Where'er I rove, where'er I rest,
I feel him working in my breast.

3 When I attempt to soar above,
To view the heights of Jesus' love;
This monster seems to mount the skies,
And veils my Saviour to mine eyes.

4 Lord, free me from this deadly foe,
Which keeps my faith and hope so low;
I long to dwell in heaven, my home,
Where not one sinful thought can come.

Source: The Book of Worship #217

Author: Susanna Harrison

Harrison, Susanna, invalided from her work as a domestic servant at the age of 20, published Songs in the Night, 1780. This included 133 hymns, and passed through ten editions. She is known by "Begone, my worldly cares, away," and "O happy souls that love the Lord." Born in 1752 and died Aug. 3, 1784. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: O could I find some peaceful bower
Author: Susanna Harrison

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d228

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d490

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #255

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #234

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #234

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Hymns for Christian Melody #455

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Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #55

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #401

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #401

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #401

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #401

Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d143

Select Hymns #d306

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Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #233

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Songs in the Night (2nd ed.) #126

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The Book of Worship #217

The Sacred Lute #d218

The Southern Psalmist #d580

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d607

Village Hymns #d368

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