The perfect world by Adam trod

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1. The perfect world, by Adam trod,
Was the first temple built by God;
His fiat laid the corner stone,
And heaved its pillars one by one.

2. He hung its starry roof on high,
The broad expanse of azure sky;
He spread its pavement, green and bright,
And curtained it with morning light.

3. The mountains in their places stood,
The sea, the sky; and all was good;
And when its first pure praises rang,
The morning stars together rang.

4. Lord, ’tis not ours to make the sea,
And earth, and sky, a house for Thee;
But in Thy sight our offering stands,
A humbler temple, made with hands.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5583

Author: N. P. Willis

Willis, Nathaniel Parker, was born at Portland, Maine, Jan. 20, 1807, and educated at Yale College, graduating in 1826. After writing for a time for the American Monthly Magazine, which he established, and theNew York Mirror, into which the former was merged, he was attached to the American Legation at the French Court. His stay in Europe extended from 1831 to 1837. On his return he became in 1839 one of the editors of The Corsair. His works are numerous, and include Sacred Poems, 1843. He died Jan. 29, 1867. His sister, Mrs. Parton, is the well-known "Fanny Fern." His hymn —"The perfect world by Adam trod" (Dedication of a Place of Worship), was "Written to be sung at the Consecration of Hanover Street [Unitarian] Church, Boston," in 182… Go to person page >

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DUKE STREET

First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d501

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #526

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #532

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #532

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #532

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #532

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #532

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #532

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #641

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A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #260

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #764

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d862

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #615

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Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #615

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Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #511

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d875

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #793

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d691

General Baptist Hymn Book #d449

Gloria in Excelsis #d659

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #695

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #691

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d505

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #695

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #202

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #202

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #704

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #863

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #863

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1034

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Hymns for All Christians #L79

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d403

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #697

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #697

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Hymns for Public Worship #548

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #83

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #83

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d475

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #970

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1052

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Hymns of Faith and Love #6

Jubilant Voices #d185

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Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #447

Mennonite Hymn Book #d338

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New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #159

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #938

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d657

Progressive Songster #d130

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #986

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Sacred Poetry #272

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #526

Songs for the New Life #d623

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1063

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1011

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1011

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1011

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1011

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1011

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d534

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #607

Sonnets of Praise #d133

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d842

The Assembly Hymnal #d92

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The Baptist Praise Book #1181

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #962

The Centennial Hymnal #d381

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #653

The Christian Hymn Book #d593

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d595

The Church Hymn Book #d942

The Church Hymn Book #d528

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d859

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The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #497

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The Cyber Hymnal #5583

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d706

The Gospel Praise Book #d436

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The Harp #770

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d617

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The Methodist Hymnal #660

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d601

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #938

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #805

The Saints' Harp #d845

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The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #512

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