Hath not thy heart within thee burned

Hath not thy heart within thee burned

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch
Published in 41 hymnals

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Hath not thy heart within thee burned
At evening’s calm and holy hour,
As if its inmost depths discerned
The presence of a loftier power?

Hast thou not heard ’mid forest glades,
While ancient rivers murmured by,
A voice from forth the eternal shades,
That spake a present Deity?

And as, upon the sacred page,
Thine eye in rapt attention turned
O’er records of a holier age,
Hath not thy heart within thee burned?

It was the voice of God that spake
In silence to thy silent heart;
And bade each worthier thought awake,
And every dream of earth depart.

Voice of our God, O, yet be near!
In low, sweet accents, whisper peace;
Direct us on our pathway here,
Then bid in heaven our wanderings cease.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #90

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

Bulfinch, Stephen Greenleaf, D.D. This Unitarian minister was born at Boston, June 18, 1809, and removed to Washington in 1818, his father being the architect of the Capitol. He graduated at Columbian College and the Cambridge Theological School. In 1831 lie was ordained at Charleston, S.C., as assistant to Dr. Gilman. Subsequently he was pastor at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Washington, 1838; Nashua, New Hampshire, 1845; Dorchester, Mass., 1852; and "East Cambridge, Mass., 1865. He died at the last place, Oct. 12, 1870. His works include:— (1) Contemplations of the Saviour; A Series of Extracts from the Gospel History, with Reflections and Original and Selected Hymns. Boston, Carter and Hendee, 1832. This has been reprinted in England. (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hath not thy heart within thee burned
Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

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Hath not thy heart within thee burned? Presence of Christ. In the Contemplations, &c, p. 148, as the accompanying hymn to the Reflections on Jesus appearing to His disciples on their way to Emmaus, It is in 5 stanzas of 4 lines and is given in the Collections of Beard, Martineau, and others in Great Britain.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #90Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #90Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #316Page Scan
Christian Science Hymnal #16Page Scan
Christian Science Hymnal #94
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #16aPage Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #16bPage Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #16cPage Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #16Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #641Page Scan
Common Praise: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #262Page Scan
Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #80Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d243
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #646Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #337Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #572Page Scan
Hymns adapted to Communion Service #13Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d179
Hymns for Public Worship #180Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d43
Hymns for Schools and Families #61Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #330Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #330Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #223Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #328Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #109
Isles of Shoals Hymn Book and Candle Light Service #47Page Scan
Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d97
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #310Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d241
Services for Congregational Worship #84Page Scan
Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #248Page Scan
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #243Page Scan
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d87
The Assembly Praise Book #d30
The New Hymn and Tune Book #d143
The Pean #d28
The Pilgrim Hymnal #507Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #404Page Scan
The Treasury of American Sacred Song with Notes Explanatory and Biographical #63Page Scan
University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d82



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