Happy the meek, whose gentle breast

Happy the meek, whose gentle breast

Author: John Scott
Tune: FEDERAL STREET
Published in 44 hymnals

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1 Happy the meek whose gentle breast,
Clear as the summer's evening ray,
Calm as the regions of the blest,
Enjoys on earth celestial day.

2 His heart no broken friendships sting,
No storms his peaceful tent invade;
He rest beneath th'almighty's wing,
Hostile to none, of none afraid.

3 Spirit of grace, all meek and mild!
Inspire our breasts, our souls possess;
Repel each passion rude and wild,
And bless us as we aim to bless.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #338

Author: John Scott

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First Line: Happy the meek, whose gentle breast
Author: John Scott

Tune

FEDERAL STREET

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXLVIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #199Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #199Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #513Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #194Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #194Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #49Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Songs: for the use of schools and academies #49Page Scan
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #338TextPage Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #472Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #180Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #511Page Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #263Page Scan
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #84Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #434Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #349Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #349Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #466Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #738Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #843Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #169aPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #169aPage Scan
Precious Gems No. l #153Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #869Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #185Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #798Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #798Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #798Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #798Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #798Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #501Page Scan
The American School Hymn Book #LIIPage Scan
The American School Hymn Book. (New ed.) #LIIPage Scan
The Choir: or, Union collection of church music. Consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, &c. original and selected. Including many beautiful subjects from the works.. (2nd ed.) #38aPage Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #391Page Scan
The Harp #512Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #58aPage Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #380Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #380Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #638Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #755Page Scan
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #205Page Scan
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #463Page Scan
The Voice of melody: a choice collection of hymn tunes for choirs, prayer-meetings, congregations, and family use #30Page Scan



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