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O God, thy world is sweet with prayer

O God, thy world is sweet with prayer

Author: Lucy Larcom
Tune: CANONBURY
Published in 38 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O God, thy world is sweet with prayer;
The breath of Christ is in the air;
We rise on thy free Spirit’s wings,
And every thought within us sings.

2 Thou art our Morning and our Sun,
Our work is glad, in thee begun;
Our foot-worn path is fresh with dew,
For thou createst all things new.

3 O God, within us and above,
Close to us in the Christ we love,
Through him, our only guide and way,
May heavenly life be ours today!

Source: Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #6

Author: Lucy Larcom

Larcom, Lucy, was born at Beverley Farm, Massachusetts, in 1826. Her Poems were published in 1864. Her hymn, "When for me the silent oar" [Death Anticipated), was published in 1868. She died in 1893. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God, thy world is sweet with prayer
Author: Lucy Larcom

Tune

CANONBURY

Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Haver…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4928
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