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O heaven is where no secret dread

O heaven is where no secret dread

Author: Mrs. Hemans
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

O, heaven is where no secret dread
May haunt us by its power;
Where from the past no gloom is shed
Upon the present hour.

And there the living waters flow
Along the radiant shore;
The soul, now wandering here, shall know
Its burning thirst no more.

The burden of the stranger’s heart,
Which here unknown we bear,
Like the night-shadow shall depart
With our first wakening there.

And, borne on eagle’s wings afar,
Free thought shall claim its dower,
From every sphere, from every star,
Of glory and of power.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #361

Author: Mrs. Hemans

Hemans, Felicia Dorothea, née Browne, was born in Liverpool, Sep. 25, 1793. In 1800, her father having suffered severe losses in business, removed with his family near to Abergele, N. Wales, where he died sometime after. In 1812 she was married to Captain Hemans, who, on retiring from the army sometime after, removed to Bronnylfa, near St. Asaph. Some years after he left his wife and children and proceeded to Italy, where he died. In 1828 Mrs. Hemans removed to Wavertree, near Liverpool, and in 1831 to Dublin, where she died May 16, 1835, and was buried in St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street, in that city. From 1808, when at 15 she published Poems, to 1834, when her Scenes & Hymns of Life appeared, she produced a great number of poems and othe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O heaven is where no secret dread
Author: Mrs. Hemans
Source: Briggs Collection
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #361

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #361

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Hymns for Public Worship #510

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The Gospel Psalmist #716

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