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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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Tune

EASTON (Mozart)


BEETHOVEN (Kingsley)


MELCOMBE (Webbe)

Also known as: ST. PHILIPS BENEDICTION GRANTON NAZARETH MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d.…

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Instances

Instances (1 - 60 of 60)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #321Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H405Page Scan
Chapel Hymns #d396
Church Chorals and Choir Studies #23Page Scan
Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d161
Vestry Songs #d139
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #905Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #266Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #905Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #1014Page Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #725Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d729
The Vestry Hymn Book #d319
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #329Page Scan
The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #146Page Scan
The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #39Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #277cPage Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #186Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d292
The Church Hymn Book #d377
Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d133
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #964Tune InfoPage Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #964Page Scan
Vestry Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of social worship #140cPage Scan
Songs for the New Life #d444
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #964Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d533
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #386TextPage Scan
The Saints' Harp #d588
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #964Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for use in the family circle #49Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad759
The Baptist Praise Book #988Page Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #59cPage Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #798Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #879Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for the use in the family circle and Sabbath school #49Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #964Page Scan
The Service of Praise #d205
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #192Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #573Page Scan
Songs of the Soul: gathered out of many lands and ages #375bPage Scan
The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #465Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #1420Page Scan
The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #49Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #459Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #459Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d757
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #691Page Scan
The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #363Page Scan
The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #114 S
The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d418
Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #415Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #124Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship, Approved and Recommended ... by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 2nd ed. #d366
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d500
New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #399Page Scan
The Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal #d311
The Church School Hymnal with Tunes #155Page Scan
University Hymns: with tunes arranged for men's voices #256Page Scan



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