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Sweet is the prayer, whose holy stream

Sweet is the prayer, whose holy stream

Author: Harriet Martineau
Tune: [Sweet is the prayer whose holy stream]
Published in 79 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sweet is the prayer whose holy stream
In earnest pleading flows;
Devotion dwells upon the theme,
And warm and warmer glows,
And warm and warmer glows.

2 Faith grasps the blessings she desires,
Hope points the upward gaze;
And love, untrembling love, inspires
The eloquence of praise,
The eloquence of praise.

3 But sweeter far the still small voice,
Heard by no human ear,
When God hath made the heart rejoice,
And dried the bitter tear,
And dried the bitter tear.

4 Nor accents flow, nor words ascend;
All utt'rance faileth there;
But God himself doth comprehend,
And hear th'unended prayer,
And hear th'unended prayer.

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #126

Author: Harriet Martineau

Martineau, Harriet, was born at Norwich, June 12, 1802, and died at Ambleside, June 27, 1876. Best known as the writer of Illustrations of Political Economy, Retrospect of Western Travel; two novels, Deerbrook and The Hour and the Man; Eastern Life, Past and Present; a History of the Thirty Years’ Peace, and various other works. Her first publication was a book of Devotional Exercises, with hymns appended to each Exercise, and her hymns also belong to what she speaks of in the Autobiography as her "Unitarian" period. Five of them appeared in A Collection of Hymns for Christian Worship, printed in 1831 for the congregation of Eustace Street, Dublin, and edited by her brother, the Rev. James Martineau. 1. All men are equal in their birth.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sweet is the prayer, whose holy stream
Author: Harriet Martineau

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A Book of Hymns and Tunes #81

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #101

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #101

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #246

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #486

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #607

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #398

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Church Harmonies #549

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Church Melodies #339

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d653

Family and Social Melodies #d314

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d245

Forest Songs for Chautauqua Assemblies #d48

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Hallowed Songs #187

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #563

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #711

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #711

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d151

Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conference Meetings #d79

Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conferences. 2nd ed. #d71

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #366

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #366

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Hymns for Public Worship #168

Hymns for Schools and Families #d136

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Hymns for Schools and Families #75

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #658

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d274

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Hymns of the Spirit #443

Jubilant Voices #d171

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New Hymn and Tune book #79b

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New Hymn and Tune Book #79b

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #696

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d609

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Precious Gems No. l #96

Prison Hymn Book #d317

Psalmista #d216

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Sacred Hymns and Tunes #287

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #391

Songs for the Lord's House #d418

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #527

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d719

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The Baptist Harp #7

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #696

The Book of Praise #d706

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The Centenary Singer #201a

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The Christian Hymn Book #984

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The Christian hymnal #336

The Christian Psalmist #d607

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The Christian Sunday School Hymnal #126

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #576

The Devotional Hymn Book #d437

The Golden Harp #d293

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The Gospel Psalmist #455

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The Harp #545

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The Heart and Voice #195d

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #488

The Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal #d431

The Millennial Chorister #d88

The New and Living Way, Burning Bush Songs No. 5 #d73

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The New York Choralist #110

The Pean #d94

The Praise #d260

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The Psalmist #640

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The Psalmist #640

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The Psalmody #711

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The Psalms of Life #131

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The Sacred Lyre #50

The Sanctus #d220

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The Social Psalmist #36

The Southern Psalmist #d764

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d802

The Spirit Minstrel. 2nd ed. #d73

The Tabernacle #d287

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #305

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The Tribute of Praise #305

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The Tribute of Praise #305

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The Voice of Praise #728

Youthful Voices #d194

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