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Earnest thoughts

Oft in silent meditation

Author: N. H. Byrum
Tune: [Oft in silent meditation]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oft in silent meditation
Back to Galilee we go,
With our fancy’s brightest vision
View the scenes of long ago.

Sweet and precious unto me
Are the thoughts of Galilee;
Sweeter still the love I feel,
Which to me he doth reveal.

2 In the early morn the Master,
By the sunlit Galilee,
Taught the eager, waiting people
As he now is teaching me. [Refrain]

3 “Peace,” he said, and calm o’er-spreading
Hushed the raging wind and sea,
So his voice to holy quiet
Brought the storm of life for me. [Refrain]

4 Tranquil as the peaceful waters
In the twilight’s afterglow,
So my heart is safely resting
In the grace he doth bestow. [Refrain]

5 As the sea his form reflected,
And the wavelets sang his praise,
So may I show forth his glory
From a glad heart all my days. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #104

Author: N. H. Byrum

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Text Information

First Line: Oft in silent meditation
Title: Earnest thoughts
Author: N. H. Byrum
Refrain First Line: Sweet and precious unto me



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Melodies of Zion #d182

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Songs of Grace and Glory #104

The Musical Messenger #d36

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Truth in Song #5

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