Hymn Studies; An Illustrated and Annotated Edition of the Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Hymn Studies; An Illustrated and Annotated Edition of the Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... comparison, that the second stanza is an excellent metrical rendering of this fine passage of Scripture. Unaltered. From Hj/mns and Sacred Poems, 1741 627 Stating for mourners. DEEM not that they arc blest alone Whose days a peaceful tenor keep; The anointed Son of God makes known, A blessing for the eyes that weep. 2 The light of smiles shall All again The lids that overflow with tears; And weary hours of woe and pain Are promises of happier years. 3 There is a day of sunny rest For every dark and troubled night; And grief may bide an evening guest, But joy shall come with early light. 4 Nor let the good man's trust depart, Though life its common gifts deny, Though with a pierced and broken heart, And spurned of men, he goes to die. 5 For God has marked each sorrowing day, And numbered every secret tear; And heaven's long age of bliss shall pay For all his children suffer here. WILLIAM C. BRYANT. Title: Blessed arc They that Mourn. _ This hvinii was written in 1820, torn collection to bo used in the Rev. William Ware's--afterward Dr. Bellows's--church in New'V ork city. The third line of the first stanza evidently troubled the author considerably. As originally written, it was: "The God wlto loves our race has shown." In his Tbtms (1854 edition) it was: "The Rneer who pities man has shown." In an autograph letter to a member of the committee that edited this Hymnal; he gave to it its present form. It was his last revision. Ouostanza, the fourth, is omitted: 4 "And Thou, who o'er thy friend's low bier, Sheddest llie bitter drops like rum, Hope that a brighter, happier sphere Will give him to thy arms again." For biographical sketch, see No. 201. 2 The stars of heaven are shining on, Though these frail eyes are...show more

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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 590g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236519728
  • 9781236519726