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Whatever dims thy sense of truth

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1. Whatever dims thy sense of truth
Or stains thy purity,
Though light as breath of summer air,
O count it sin to thee.

2. Preserve the tablet of thy thoughts
From every blemish free,
For our Redeemer’s holy faith
Its temple makes with thee.

3. And pray of God, that grace be given
To tread the narrow way:
How dark so ever it may seem,
It leads to cloudless day.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7274

Author: Mary Whitwell Hale

Hale, Mary Whitwell, daughter of Eliphalet Hale of Boston, U.S.A., was born at Boston, Jan. 29, 1810. After receiving a good education she devoted herself to educational work in Boston, Taunton, Keene, N. H., and elsewhere. She died Nov. 17, 1862. Her hymn-writing was brought into notice by two hymns, one on "Home," and the second on "Music," which were written for a juvenile concert at the Unitarian Church in Taunton, April 1834. Several of the hymns and poetical pieces which she subsequently wrote were contributed to the Christian Register under the initials "Y. L. E.," the concluding letters of her name. Her Poems were published at Boston in 1840. A few of her hymns also appeared in the Unitarian Christian Hymns for Public and Private Wo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Whatever dims thy sense of truth
Author: Mary Whitwell Hale

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