Say not the law divine

Say not the law divine

Author: Bernard Barton
Published in 20 hymnals

Author: Bernard Barton

Barton, Bernard, commonly known as the "Quaker Poet," was born in London Jan. 31, 1784, and educated at a Quaker school at Ipswich. In 1798 he was apprenticed to Mr. S. Jesup, a shopkeeper at Halstead, Essex, with whom he remained until 1806, when he removed to Woodbridge, Suffolk, and entered into business with his brother, as a coal and corn merchant. On the death of his wife at the end of the first year of their married life, he proceeded to Liverpool, where he acted as a private tutor for a short time. He returned to Woodbridge in 1810, where he secured an engagement in the local bank of the Messrs. Alexander. This appointment he held for 40 years. He died at Woodbridge, Feb. 19, 1849. During the same year his daughter published his Poe… Go to person page >

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Author: Bernard Barton

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Say not the law divine. Spiritual Law. Also from the Devotional Verses, 1826, p. 34, into various American hymnals, generally Unitarian, as the Hymn and Tune Book, Boston, 1868, No. 342, &c, where, however, it is rewritten from an irregular metre to S.M. This had previously appeared in Hedge and Huntington's Hymns for the Church of Christ, Boston, U.S., 1853.

-- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d607
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #330Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #342Page Scan
Hymnal Amore Dei #278Page Scan
Hymnal, Amore Dei #278Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #182Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #348Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #348Page Scan
Hymns in Harmony with Modern Thought #40Page Scan
Isles of Shoals Hymn Book and Candle Light Service #142Page Scan
Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #117Page Scan
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d171
The Gospel Hymnal #d526
The Gospel Psalmist #467Page Scan
The Ideal Song and Hymn Book #d283
The Mission Hymnal. Enl. ed. #d157
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #223Page Scan
The Sabbath School Hymnal #d119
The Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of songs, services and responses for Jewish Sabbath schools, and homes 4th rev. ed. #105Page Scan
The Spiritual Harp #d187



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