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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ROSE HILL


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
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #732Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #526Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #532Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #532Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #532Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #532Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #532Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #532Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #641Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #260Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #764Page Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d862
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #615Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #615Page Scan
Chautauqua Carols: a collection of favorite songs suitable for all Sunday School services #78Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #760Page Scan
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #511Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d875
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #112Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #793Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d691
General Baptist Hymn Book #d449
Gloria in Excelsis #d659
Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d400
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #695Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #691Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d505
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #695Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #202Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #202Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #704Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #863Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #863Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1034Page Scan
Hymns for All Christians #L79Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d403
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #697Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #697Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #548Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #83Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #83Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d475
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #970Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1052
Hymns of Faith and Love #6Page Scan
Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern: for the use of all who love to sing the praises of God in Christ, in the family, the school, or the church; with a discourse on music as a divine ordinance... #386Page Scan
Jubilant Voices #d185
Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #447Page Scan
Mennonite Hymn Book #d338
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #161aPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #161aPage Scan
New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #159Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #938Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d657
Progressive Songster #d130
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #986Page Scan
Sacred Poetry #272Page Scan
Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #526Page Scan
Songs for the New Life #d623
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1063
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1011Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1011Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1011Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1011Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1011Page Scan
Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d534
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #607Page Scan
Sonnets of Praise #d133
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d842
The Assembly Hymnal #d92
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #938Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #1181Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #962Page Scan
The Centennial Hymnal #d381
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #653Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book #d593
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d595
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #1300Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #610Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d942
The Church Hymn Book #d528
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d859
The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #497Page Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #5583TextScoreAudio
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d706
The Gospel Praise Book #d436
The Harp #770Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #41dPage Scan
The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d617
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #30Page Scan
The Methodist Hymnal #660Page Scan
The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #587
The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d601
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #938Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #938Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #805Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #84Page Scan
The Saints' Harp #d845
The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #512Page Scan
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