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O shut not out sweet pity's ray

O shut not out sweet pity's ray

Author: Sarah C. E. Mayo
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh, shut not out sweet pity's ray
From souls now clouded o'er by sin;
Touch their deep springs, and let the day
Of Christian love flow freely in.

2 Send them kind missions, though their feet
No more again the world may tread;
Some pulse of better life may beat
In hearts that seem unmoved and dead.

3 'Tis just that they should bear the pain
Of keen remorse and guilty shame;
But scorn may drive to crime again--
'Tis only love that can reclaim.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #1004

Author: Sarah C. E. Mayo

Mayo, Sarah Carter Edgarton. (Shirley Village, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, March 17, 1819--July, 1848, Gloucester, Mass.). A sensitive child, who often burst into tears when called upon to recite, she attended the village school and a single term at an academy in Westford, Mass. During those years she read everything she could get her hands on, then later was largely self-taught in Latin, French, and German. She began writing prose and poetry for The Universalist and Ladies' Repository at age 16, soon becoming its editor. She also wrote several works on the language of flowers. After an engagement of several years, she married Amory Dwight Mayo on July 28, 1846, who about that time became the minister of the Independent Christian Ch… Go to person page >

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First Line: O shut not out sweet pity's ray
Author: Sarah C. E. Mayo
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Church Harmonies #888

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #817

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #817

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d480

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The Gospel Psalmist #795

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The Voice of Praise #1004

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