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: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #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

Chapel Hymns #d396

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: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #415

Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d161

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #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: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d133

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New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #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: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #964

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #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: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #573

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Songs of the Soul: gathered out of many lands and ages #375b

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The Baptist Praise Book #988

The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d533

The Church Hymn Book #d377

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The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #465

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The Church School Hymnal with Tunes #155

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #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

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: for use in divine worship #691

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

The Vestry Hymn Book #d319

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University Hymns: with tunes arranged for men's voices #256

Vestry Songs #d139

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #964

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

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Church Chorals and Choir Studies #23

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