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Refreshed by Gentle Slumbers

Refreshed by gentle slumbers, With happy hearts and free

Author: Johann Caspar Lavater
Tune: [Refreshed by gentle slumbers]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Refreshed by gentle slumbers,
With happy hearts and free,
We sing, in tuneful numbers,
Our praise, O Lord, to Thee.

2 Thou spreadest joy and blessing,
Thou source of ev’ry good;
Then hear us, Thee addressing,
In songs of gratitude.

3 O may we, ceasing never,
Extol Thee all our days;
Our heart and life be ever
An endless song of praise.

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #212

Author: Johann Caspar Lavater

Lavater, Johann Caspar, son of Johann Heinrich Lavater, physician in Zürich, was born at Zürich, Nov. 15, 1741. He entered the Academic Gymnasium at Zürich in 1758, and in the end of 1759 began his studies in its theological department. After completing his course he was ordained in the spring of 1762, but did not undertake any regular clerical work till April 1769, when he was appointed diaconus of the Orphanage church at Zürich, where he became pastor in 1775. In July 1778 he was appointed diaconus of St. Peter's church, and in Dec. 1786 pastor there. When, during the Revolutionary period, the French laid the Swiss Cantons under contribution, and then in April 1799 deported ten of the principal citizens of Zürich, Lavater felt compel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Refreshed by gentle slumbers, With happy hearts and free
Title: Refreshed by Gentle Slumbers
German Title: Erwacht von süßen Schlummer
Author: Johann Caspar Lavater
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns for Today #212

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The Junior Hymnal #65

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