The dove let loose in eastern skies

The dove let loose in eastern skies

Author: Thomas Moore
Published in 30 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

Thomas Moore United Kingdom 1779-1852. Born at Dublin, Ireland, the son of a grocer, he showed an early interest in music and acting. He was educated at a private school and Trinity College, Dublin. He read at the Middle Temple for the Bar. Moore did not profess religious piety. His translations of ‘Anacreon’ (celebrating wine, women, and song) were published in 1800, with a dedication to the Prince of Wales. He also wrote a comic opera, “the gypsy prince”, staged that year. In 1801 he published a collection of his own verse, “Poetical works of the late Thomas Little Esq”. A Catholic patriot, he defended the Church of Ireland, especially in later politics. In 1803 he held a post under the Government in Bermuda as regis… Go to person page >

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

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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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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #704

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #149

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #585

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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 Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a550

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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

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a330

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d386

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Hymns for Public Worship #378

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Hymns for Schools #162

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Sacred Songs For Public Worship #105

The Choral #d192

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The Christian Hymn Book #818

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The Christian hymnal #272

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #307

The Gospel Hymnal #d575

The Ideal Song and Hymn Book #d314

The Modern Harp #d244

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The Psalmist #1162

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The Psalmist #1162

The School Hymn Book #d60

Universal Hymns Compiled for the North End Union #d152

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