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O deem not they are blest alone

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1 Oh, deem not they are blest alone,
Whose lives a peaceful tenor keep;
For God, who pities man, hath shown
A blessing for the eyes that weep.

2 The light of smiles shall fill again
The lids that overflow with tears;
And weary hours of woe and pain
Are promises of happier years.

3 There is a day of sunny rest
For every dark and troubles night;
And grief may bide an evening guest,
But joy shall come with early light.

4 Nor let the good man's trust depart,
Though life its common gifts deny;
Though with a pierced and broken heart
And spurn'd of men he goes to die.

5 For God has mark'd each sorrowing day,
And number'd every secret tear,
And heaven's long age of bliss shall pay
For all His children suffer here.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #386

Author: William Cullen Bryant

Bryant, William Cullen. First in order of time of the great American poets, Bryant was born at Cummington, Mass., Nov. 3, 1794, and was educated at Williams College. In 1815 he'was called to the Bar, and practised for a time at Great Barrington. In 1825 he retired from the Bar, settled at New York, and devoted himself to literary pursuits, founding the New York Review, and editing for a short time the New York Evening Post. He died June 12, 1878. His poetical and other works are well known. His hymns were written at intervals during his long life. They were collected and privately printed in 1869, and number over 20. Those in common use are:— 1. Almighty, listen while we raise. Praise. This is given as "Almighty hear us,” &c,… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #321

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A Collection of Hymns #329

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #386

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #459

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Carmina Sanctorum #459

Chapel Hymns #d396

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Church Chorals and Choir Studies #23

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Church Melodies #725

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d500

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #798

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Hymns and Tunes #415

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Hymns and Tunes #192

Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d161

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #879

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d757

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #124

Lyra Sacra Americana #d133

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New Manual of Praise #399

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #905

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H405

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #186

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d292

Songs for the New Life #d444

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad759

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Songs for the Sanctuary #964

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Songs for the Sanctuary #964

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Songs for the Sanctuary #964

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #964

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #964

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Songs of the Church #573

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Songs of the Soul #375b

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #905

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The Baptist Praise Book #988

The Book of Praise #d533

The Church Hymn Book #d377

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The Church Praise Book #465

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The Church School Hymnal with Tunes #155

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1420

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The Congregational Hymn Book #1014

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The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #363

The Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal #d311

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The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #146

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #39

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d418

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #277c

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d729

The Saints' Harp #d588

The Service of Praise #d205

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #691

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #49

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The Tribute of Praise #49

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The Tribute of Praise #49

The Vestry Hymn Book #d319

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University Hymns #256

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Vestry Harmonies #140c

Vestry Songs #d139

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