We praise thee, Lord, if but one soul

We praise thee, Lord, if but one soul

Author: L. H. Sigourney
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 We praise thee, Lord! if but one soul,
While the past year prolonged its flight,
Turned shuddering from the pois'nous bowl
To health, and liberty, and light.

2 We praise thee, if one clouded home,
Where broken hearts despairing pined,
Beheld the sire and husband come
Erect and in his perfect mind.

3 Still give us grace, Almighty King,
Unwavering at our posts to stand;
Till grateful at thy shrine we bring
The tribute of a ransomed land.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #978

Author: L. H. Sigourney

Sigourney, Lydia, née Huntley. This distinguished name stood at the head of the female poets of America a generation ago, and is still well remembered. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1791, she conducted a school in the same town from 1809 to 1814, when she removed to Hartford, where she was married to Charles Sigourney in 1819. Most of her subsequent life was spent at Hartford, and she died there, June 10, 1865. Her first publication was Moral Pieces in Prose and Verse, 1815. This was followed by 58 additional works. A thorough exploration of these, or of such of them are poetical, would be necessary to trace her hymns with accuracy. They, however, are more numerous than important. Many have been used in the older collections; some are… Go to person page >

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First Line: We praise thee, Lord, if but one soul
Author: L. H. Sigourney

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #643

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #556

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #1191

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #934

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #977

Melodies for the Temperance Band #d158

Melodies for the Temperance Ship. 5th thousand #d98

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1044

Prohibition Bugle Call #d50

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Revival Hymns #393

Temperance Hymn Book and Minstrel #d126

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The Baptist Praise Book #1285

The Mountain Minstrel #d118

The Temperance Hymnal No. 1 #d26

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #978

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