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O North, with all thy vales of green

O North, with all thy vales of green

Author: William Cullen Bryant (1869)
Published in 41 hymnals

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O North, with all thy vales of green,
O South, with all thy palms!
From peopled towns and vales between,
Uplift the voice of psalms;
Raise, ancient East, the anthem high,
And let the youthful West reply.

Lo, in the clouds of heaven appears
God's well-beloved Son;
He brings a train of brighter years;
His kingdom is begun.
He comes, a guilty world to bless
With mercy, truth, and righteousness.

O Father, haste the promised hour,
When at his feet shall lie
All rule, authority, and power,
Beneath the ample sky;
When he shall reign from pole to pole,
The Lord of every human soul:

When all shall heed the words he said
Amid their daily cares,
And by the loving life he led
Shall seek to pattern theirs;
And he who conquered death shall win
The mightier conquest over sin.

Amen.

The Hymnal [of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA]

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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First Line: O North, with all thy vales of green
Author: William Cullen Bryant (1869)
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

O North, with all thy vales of green. W. C. Bryant. [Foreign Missions.] This is in his Poetical Works, ed. Parker Godwin, N.Y., 1883, vol. ii., p. 228, reprinted from his privately printed Hymns, 1869. It is headed "Thou has put all things under His feet," but bears no date or place of composition. Its phraseology is more suited for use in North America than in Great Britain, but it has passed into various English collections., e.g., the Scotch Church Hymnary , 1898, Worship Song, 1905, The English Hymnal , 1906, &c. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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MEIRINGEN


BRYANT (Alcock)


O JESU

O JESU first appeared in an organ collection, Sammlung alter und neuer Melodien evangelischen Lieder (1747), compiled by Johann B. Reimann for use with texts found in the Hirschberger evangelischen Gesangbuch (1741). Often attributed to Reimann, the tune was set to "O Jesu, warum legst du mir so vie…

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