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.) #273

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #273

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #648

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #311

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #550

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #61

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Hymnal Amore Dei #330

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #330

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d386

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Hymns for Public Worship #378

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Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #105

The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d192

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The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #307

The Gospel Hymnal #d575

The Ideal Song and Hymn Book #d314

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d244

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1162

The School Hymn Book #d60

Universal Hymns Compiled for the North End Union #d152

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