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Blessed are they that mourn

O deem not that earth's crowning bliss

Author: William H. Burleigh
Tune: SPOHR (Spohr 53351)
Published in 10 hymnals

Author: William H. Burleigh

Burleigh, William Henry, an active reformer and member of the Unitarian body, was born at Woodstock, Connecticut, Feb. 12, 1812, and brought up on a farm at Stainfield in the same state. In 1837 he went to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, where, having been previously apprenticed to the printing trade, he published the Christian Witness and Temperance Banner. In 1843 he undertook the duties of editor of the Christian Freeman, at Hartford. From 1849 to 1855 he was agent of the New York State Temperance Society; and from 1855 to 1870 Harbour Master at New York. Died at Brooklyn, March 18, 1871. His poetical pieces and hymns were contributed to various periodicals and journals. Many of these were collected and published as Poems, Phila. in 1841. This… Go to person page >

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First Line: O deem not that earth's crowning bliss
Title: Blessed are they that mourn
Author: William H. Burleigh

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Hymnal Amore Dei #86

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #86

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #147

Lyra Sacra Americana #d132

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #316

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The Service Hymnal with an introductory service #117

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The Treasury of American Sacred Song with Notes Explanatory and Biographical #72

Union Hymnal #78

Union Hymnal, Songs and Prayers for Jewish Worship. 3rd ed. Revised and enlarged. #51

Union Hymnal, Songs and Prayers for Jewish Worship. 3rd ed. Revised and enlarged. #98

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