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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Bradbury's Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies #111

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Bradbury's Sabbath School Melodies, and Family Choir #15

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Conference Hymns #64

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Evangelical Hymns #278

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Evangelical Hymns #10

Evangelical Musick #d80

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Evangelical Musick #264

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 #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

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Selah #90c

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 American Vocalist #38b

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The American Vocalist #249a

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #528

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The Baptist Praise Book #328

The Canadian Warbler #d132

The Carol #d93

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The Christian Hymn Book #514

The Christian Hymnal #d607

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The Christian Hymnal #377

The Christian Lyre #d362

The Christian Minstrel #d252

The Christian Minstrel #d286

The Church Hymn Book #d485

The Clariona #d185

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The Congregational Hymn Book #177

The Golden Harp #d283

The Harmoniad and Sacred Melodist #d108

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The Jubilee Harp #134

The Millennial Harp #d185

The Modern Harp #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 #11a

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The New Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies #111b

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The New Shining Star #19a

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The New York Choralist #79

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 #493

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The Psalmist #525

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The Psalmist #525

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The Sabbath School Lute #2

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 Vestry Singing Book #125c

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The Voice of Praise #184

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Vestry Harmonies #38a

Village Hymns #d492

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #386

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #386

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #386

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