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Quiet from God how beautiful to keep

Quiet from God how beautiful to keep

Author: Sarah Johanna Williams
Published in 11 hymnals

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Quiet from God! how beautiful to keep
This treasure, the All-merciful hath given;
To feel, when we awake and when we sleep,
Its incense round us, like a breath from heaven!

To sojourn in the world, and yet apart;
To dwell with God, and still with man to feel;
To bear about forever in the heart
The gladness which His spirit doth reveal!

Who shall make trouble, then? Not evil minds
Which like a shadow o’er creation lower;
The soul which peace hath thus attunéd finds
How strong within doth reign the Calmer’s power.

What shall make trouble? Not the holy thought
Of the departed; that will be a part
Of those undying things His peace hath wrought
Into a world of beauty in the heart.

What shall make trouble? Not slow-wasting pain,
Nor even the threatening, certain stroke of death;
These do but wear away, then break, the chain
Which bound the spirit down to things beneath.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #282

Author: Sarah Johanna Williams

Williams, Sarah Johanna, 1805-1841. Daughter of the biographer of Belsham, Rev. John Williams, minister at Mansfield. She contributed various poems to the Liverpool Sacred Offering. In the vol. for 1834 is the poem, "Quiet from God! it cometh not to still The vast and high aspirings of the soul," from which the hymn, “Quiet from God! how blessed 'tis to keep," Rest in God, is adapted in Martineau’s Hymns of Praise and Prayer, also in J. P. Hopp’s Collection --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Quiet from God how beautiful to keep
Author: Sarah Johanna Williams



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #282Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #282Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d122
Hymns for Schools and Families #96Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Universal #347Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #480Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1307Page Scan
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d168
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1307Page Scan
The Plymouth Hymnal #d434
Universal Hymns Compiled for the North End Union #d132