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Thou sweet gliding Kedron, by thy silver stream

Thou sweet gliding Kedron, by thy silver stream

Author: Maria DeFleury
Published in 186 hymnals

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Thou sweet gliding Kedron, by thy silver stream
Our Savior at midnight, when moonlight's pale beam
Shone bright on thy waters, would frequently stray,
And lose in thy murmurs the toils of the day.

How damp were the vapors that fell on his head!
How hard was his pillow! how humble his bed!
The angels, astonished, grew sad at the sight,
And followed their Master with solemn delight.

O garden of Olivet, dear honored spot!
The fame of thy wonder shall ne'er be forgot;
The theme most transporting to seraphs above,
The triumph of sorrow, the triumph of love.

Come, saints and adore him; come, bow at his feet!
Oh, give him the glory, the praise that is meet;
Let joyful hosannas unceasingly rise,
And join the full chorus that gladdens the skies.

The Southern Harmony

Author: Maria DeFleury

De Fleury, Maria (died circa 1794), was an intimate friend of Dr. John Ryland (1753-1815), and resided at one time at 31 Jewin Street, Cripplegate, London. She entered very earnestly into the religious controversies of her day, and wrote several works thereon, including Unrighteous Abuses Detected and Chastised, &c, 1781, Antinomianism Unmasked, &c, 1791, and others. Several of her hymns were published in the Protestant Magazine, 1781-3: 5 in Joseph Middleton's Hymns, 1793; and 2 in Dr. Collyer's Collection, 1812. Her Divine Poems, and Essays on Various Subjects, is dated 1791. From this are taken, (1) "Thou soft flowing Kedron, by thy silver stream" (Sufferings and Glory of Christ), from which hymn the cento "O garden of Olivet, dear hono… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou sweet gliding Kedron, by thy silver stream
Author: Maria DeFleury
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come, saints, and adore him


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