There's nothing bright above, below

There's nothing bright above, below

Author: Thomas Moore
Published in 38 hymnals

Representative Text

There’s nothing bright, above, below,
From flowers that bloom to stars that glow,
But in its light my soul can see
Some feature of the Deity.

There’s nothing dark, below, above,
But in its gloom I trace Thy love,
And meekly wait the moment when
Thy touch shall make all bright again.

The heavens, the earth, where’er I look,
Shall be one pure and shining book,
Where I may read, in words of flame,
The glories of Thy wondrous name.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #83

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: There's nothing bright above, below
Author: Thomas Moore



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #83Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #83Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #28Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Songs: for the use of schools and academies #28Page Scan
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #103Page Scan
Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #277Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d708
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #213Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #191Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d427
Hymns for Public Worship #281Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #121Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #319Page Scan
Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d316
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #62Page Scan
New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #100Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #176Page Scan
Sacred Lyrics #d144
School and College Hymnal #d155
School and College Hymnal: a collection of hymns and of selections for responsive readings #59Page Scan
Schools Lyrics #d214
Songs for the School #d166
Songs for the School Room #d134
Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d555
The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection: designed for use in chapel, assembly, convocation, or general exercises of schools, normals, colleges and universities. (3rd ed.) #108Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #176Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #149Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d777
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #63Page Scan
The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #15Page Scan
The Christian Hymnist #d536
The Gospel Hymnal #d619
The Praise Hymnary: a collection of sacred song #115Page Scan
The Public School Hymnal, for the Use of High Schools and Seminaries. New and enl. ed. #d245
The Public School Hymnal: for the use of high schools and seminaries #93Page Scan
The School Hymn and Tune Book #d188
The Students' Hymnal #97Page Scan
The Students' Hymnal; hymns of praise, with selections from scripture for reading and chanting #26Page Scan
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