The dove let loose in eastern skies

The dove let loose in eastern skies

Author: Thomas Moore
Published in 28 hymnals

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The dove, let loose in Eastern skies,
Returning fondly home,
Ne’er stoops to earth her wing, nor flies
Where idle warblers roam;

But high she shoots through air and light,
Above all low delay,
Where nothing earthly bounds her flight,
Nor shadow dims her way.

So grant me, Lord, from every snare
And stain of passion free,
Aloft, through faith’s serener air,
To urge my course to Thee:

No sin to cloud, no lure to stay,
My soul, as home she springs;
Thy sunshine on her joyful way,
Thy freedom on her wings!

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #273

Author: Thomas Moore

Moore, Thomas, son of John Moore, a small tradesman at Dublin, was born in that city, May 28, 1779, educated at a private school and Trinity College, Dublin; read at the Middle Temple for the Bar; held a post under the Government in Bermuda for a short time, and died Feb. 26, 1852. His Memoirs, Journal, and Correspondence were published by Lord John Russell in 1855. In that work every detail concerning himself and his numerous publications, most of them of high poetical merit, will be found. His connection with hymnody is confined to his Sacred Songs, which were published in 1816, and again in his Collected Works, 1866. These Songs were 32 in all, and were written to popular airs of various nations. Of these Songs the following have passed… Go to person page >

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First Line: The dove let loose in eastern skies
Author: Thomas Moore



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #273Text
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Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #162Page Scan
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The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #818Page Scan
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The Gospel Hymnal #d575
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The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d244
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #1162Page Scan
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The School Hymn Book #d60
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