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O spirit, freed from earth

O spirit, freed from earth

Author: Mary Howitt
Tune: WATCHMAN (Leach)
Published in 20 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O spirit, freed from earth,
Rejoice! thy work is done;
The weary world's beneath thy feet,
Thou brighter than the sun.

2 Arise, put on the robes
That the redeemed win;
Now sorrow hath no part in thee,
Thou sanctified within.

3 Awake, and breathe the air
Of the celestial clime;
Awake to love which knows no change,
Thou who hast done with time.

4 Awake, lift up thine eyes;
See, all heaven's host appears!
And be though glad exceedingly--
Thou who hast done with tears.

5 Ascend! thou art not now
With those of mortal birth;
The living God hath touched thy lips,
Thou who hast done with earth.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #899

Author: Mary Howitt

Howitt, Mary, née Botham, second daughter of Samuel Botham, a member of the Society of Friends, was born at Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, circa 1804, was married in 1823 to William Howitt, and died Jan. 30, 1888. Her publications have little in common with hymnody. They include poems, novels, translations of Swedish and Spanish works, and numerous contributions to magazines. In addition she was joint author with her husband of Literature and Romance of Northern Europe, 1852, &c. Her hymns include:— 1. God might have made the earth bring forth. The Use of Flowers. From her Birds and Flowers, and Other Country Things, Lond., N. D. (Preface, Sept. 28, 1837), p. 122, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines. 2. How goodly is the earth. Flower Servic… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O spirit, freed from earth
Author: Mary Howitt



Instances (1 - 20 of 20)

A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #351

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #351

Grammar School Hymn Book #d190

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #706

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #528

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Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #286

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Hymns of the Church Universal #517

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Hymns of the Spirit #620

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1137

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Revival Hymns #348

Spiritualist Hymnal #d67

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1137

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The Gospel Psalmist #690

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The School Hymn-Book #297

The Spiritual Harp #d168

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The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #72

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The Voice of Praise #899

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d318

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Vestry Harmonies #138c

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