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Praise, for the glorious light

Praise, for the glorious light

Author: Mary Whitwell Hale
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Praise for the glorious light
Which crowns this joyous day;
Whose beams dispel the shades of night,
And wake our grateful lay!

2 Praise for the mighty band
Redeemed from error's chain,
Whose echoing voices, through our land,
Join our triumphant strain!

3 Ours is no conquest gained
Upon the tented field;
Nor hath the flowing life-blood stained
The victor's helm and shield.

4 But the strong might of love,
And truth's all-pleading voice,
As angels bending from above,
Have made our hearts rejoice.

5 Lord, upward to thy throne
Th' imploring voice we raise;
The might, the strength, are thine alone;
Thine be our loftiest praise.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #971

Author: Mary Whitwell Hale

Hale, Mary Whitwell, daughter of Eliphalet Hale of Boston, U.S.A., was born at Boston, Jan. 29, 1810. After receiving a good education she devoted herself to educational work in Boston, Taunton, Keene, N. H., and elsewhere. She died Nov. 17, 1862. Her hymn-writing was brought into notice by two hymns, one on "Home," and the second on "Music," which were written for a juvenile concert at the Unitarian Church in Taunton, April 1834. Several of the hymns and poetical pieces which she subsequently wrote were contributed to the Christian Register under the initials "Y. L. E.," the concluding letters of her name. Her Poems were published at Boston in 1840. A few of her hymns also appeared in the Unitarian Christian Hymns for Public and Private Wo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Praise, for the glorious light
Author: Mary Whitwell Hale
Publication Date: 1847
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #887

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Church Harmonies #894

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #790

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #790

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d546

Progressive Songster #d105

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #280

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The Psalmody #927

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The Psalms of Life #233

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The Voice of Praise #971

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