O Holy Father mid the calm

O Holy Father mid the calm

Author: William H. Burleigh
Tune: SURREY
Published in 23 hymnals

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O Holy Father! ’mid the calm
And stillness of this evening hour,
We would lift up our solemn psalm
To praise Thy goodness, and Thy power
For over us, and over all,
Thy tender mercies still extend,
Nor vainly shall Thy children call
On Thee, our Father and our Friend!

Kept by Thy goodness though the day,
Thanksgiving to Thy name we pour;
Night o’er us, with its stars,—we pray
Thy love, to guard us evermore!
In grief, console; in gladness, bless;
In darkness, guide; in sickness, cheer;
Till, in the Saviour’s righteousness,
Before Thy throne our souls appear!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #26

Author: William H. Burleigh

Burleigh, William Henry, an active reformer and member of the Unitarian body, was born at Woodstock, Connecticut, Feb. 12, 1812, and brought up on a farm at Stainfield in the same state. In 1837 he went to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, where, having been previously apprenticed to the printing trade, he published the Christian Witness and Temperance Banner. In 1843 he undertook the duties of editor of the Christian Freeman, at Hartford. From 1849 to 1855 he was agent of the New York State Temperance Society; and from 1855 to 1870 Harbour Master at New York. Died at Brooklyn, March 18, 1871. His poetical pieces and hymns were contributed to various periodicals and journals. Many of these were collected and published as Poems, Phila. in 1841. This… Go to person page >

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Author: William H. Burleigh

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #26

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #26

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Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #51

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #146

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Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #241

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #141

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #102

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #468

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Hymns of the Spirit #64

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d205

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d466

Songs for the Lord's House #d314

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d378

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d165

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #53

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d602

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The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #2

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The Gospel Psalmist #587

The Tabernacle #d213

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