Supreme and universal light

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Supreme and universal Light!
Fountain of reason! Judge of right!
Parent of good! whose blessings flow
On all above, and all below:

Assist us, Lord, to act, to be,
What nature and Thy laws decree;
Worthy that intellectual flame,
Which from Thy breathing spirit came.

Our moral freedom to maintain,
Bid passion serve, and reason reign,
Self-poised and independent still
On this world’s varying good or ill.

No slave to profit, shame, or fear,
O, may our steadfast bosoms bear
The stamp of heaven,—an upright heart,
Above the mean disguise of art!

May our expanded souls disclaim
The narrow view, the selfish aim;
But with a Christian zeal embrace
Whate’er is friendly to our race.

O Father! grace and virtue grant;
No more we wish, no more we want:
To know, to serve Thee, and to love,
Is peace below,—is bliss above.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #44

Author: Henry Moore

Moore, Henry, 1732-1802. Son of a Presbyterian minister of the same name at Plymouth. Educated at Doddridge's Academy at Northampton, from 1757 to 1788 minister at Modbury, and then at Liskeard. Author of Lyrical and Miscellaneous Poems, published posthumously with a memoir by Dr. Aikin. Of his hymns, which are frequent in the books later than Kippis, the Dukinfield Collection, 1822, gives 5. 1. All earthly charms, however dear. The unfading beauty of holiness. 2. Amidst a world of hopes and fears. A prayer for guidance. 3. Assist us, Lord, to act, to be. Divine Help Solicited. 4. My God, thy boundless love I praise. The divine Love. 5. Soft are the fruitful showers that bring. A song of spring and New Life.… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #44

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #44

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #357

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #281

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #281

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #281

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #281

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #281

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #281

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXXXV

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #415

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #306

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #74

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #74

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #72

Congregational Singing Book: a Collection of Sacred Music #d57

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d243

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #563

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #552

Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #d285

Hymnal for Colleges and Schools. 3rd ed. #d284

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #70

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d150

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d373

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #429

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #429

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Hymns for Public Worship #465

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d134

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #162

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #269

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d214

Hymns of Progress #d161

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Hymns of the Spirit #91

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #292

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d281

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d606

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d380

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Services for Congregational Worship #350

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d317

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d312

The Christian Hymn Book #d554

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d556

The Christian Psalter #d494

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d236

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d401

The Soldier's Manual of Devotion, or Book of Common Prayer 2d ed. #d77

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #254

Universalist Hymn Book #d480

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