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Soul, celestial in thy birth

Soul, celestial in thy birth

Author: George Ware Briggs
Published in 10 hymnals

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Soul! celestial in thy birth,
Dwelling yet in lowest earth,
Panting, shrinking to be free,
Hear God’s spirit whisper thee.

Thus it saith; in accents mild,—
“Weary wanderer, wayward child,
From thy Father’s earnest love
Still forever wilt thou rove?

“Turn to hope, and peace, and light,
Freed from sin, and earth, and night;
I have called, entreated thee,
In my mercies gentle, free.

“Human soul, in love divine
I have sought to make thee mine;
Still for thee good angels yearn;
Human soul, return, return!”



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #197

Author: George Ware Briggs

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Text Information

First Line: Soul, celestial in thy birth
Author: George Ware Briggs
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #197

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #197

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #259

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Hymnal Amore Dei #170

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #170

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Hymns for Public Worship #60

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Hymns of the Spirit #340

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National Hymn and Tune Book #143

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The Gospel Psalmist #335

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