Soft be the gently breathing notes

Soft be the gently breathing notes

Author: William Bengo Collyer
Published in 82 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Soft be the gently breathing notes,
That sing the Saviour's dying love;
Soft as the evening zephyr floats,
And soft as tuneful lyres above.

2 Pure as the breath of vernal skies,
So pure let our contrition be;
And purely let our sorrows rise
To him who bled upon the tree.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #184

Author: William Bengo Collyer

William Bengo Collyer was born at Blackheath Hill, in 1782, and studied at Homerton College. Before completing his twentieth year he became pastor of a Congregational society at Peckham, continuing in that position through his life. He died in 1854. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1808. For many years he was one of the most popular Dissenting ministers in London. He published many hymns and some works on theology. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Soft be the gently breathing notes
Author: William Bengo Collyer

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Instances (1 - 82 of 82)

Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United #d80

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d238

Golden Censer #d71

Hymnal and Ritual Services for the Union Gospel Church #d84

Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d192

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #339

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #339

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #262

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New Union Hymns #97

Oriola #d205

Oriola #d206

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #528

Sabbath School Choir #d72

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d208

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Silver Wings #43

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #153

Songs of Zion #d153

Sunday School Hymn Book #d377

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The Baptist Praise Book #328

The Canadian Warbler #d132

The Carol #d93

The Christian Hymnal #d607

The Christian Lyre #d362

The Church Hymn Book #d485

The Clariona #d185

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #177

The Golden Harp #d283

The Harmoniad and Sacred Melodist #d108

The Millennial Harp #d185

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d230

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #172

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The New Golden Censer: a musical offering to the sabbath schools #11a

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The New Shining Star: a collection of tunes for Sunday Schools #19a

The One Key Singer #d40

The Pearl #d102

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The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #169

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #146

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #146

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #493

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The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #525

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #525

The Sacred Minstrel #d81

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The Social and Sabbath School Hymn-Book. (5th ed.) #234

The Spirit Minstrel. 2nd ed. #d71

The Tabernacle #d279

The Vestry Hymn Book #d410

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #184

Village Hymns #d492

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