How sweet the melting lay

How sweet the melting lay

Author: P. H. Brown
Published in 118 hymnals

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1 How sweet the melting lay
Which breaks upon the ear,
When, at the hour of rising day,
Christians unite in prayer.

2 The breezes waft their cries
Up to Jehovah's throne;
He listens to their heaving sighs,
And sends his blessing down.

3 So Jesus rose to pray
Before the morning light,
Or on the chilling mount did stay,
And wrestle all the night.

4 Glory to God on high,
Who sends his blessings down,
To rescue souls condemned to die,
And make his people one.

The Southern Harmony, 1835

Author: P. H. Brown

Brown, Phoebe, née Hinsdale. A member of the Congregational body, born at Canaan, Columbia County, New York, May 1, 1783, she was left an orphan when two years old. At nine she fell into the hands of a relative who kept a county gaol. These, says her son, "were years of intense and cruel suffering. The tale of her early life which she has left her children is a narrative of such deprivations, cruel treatment, and toil, as it breaks my heart to read." Escaping from this bondage at 18, she was sought by kind people, and sent for three months to a common school at Claverack, N.Y., where she learned to write, and made profession of faith in Christ. In 1805 she was married to Timothy H. Brown, a painter, and subsequently lived at East Windsor a… Go to person page >

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First Line: How sweet the melting lay
Author: P. H. Brown
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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Bradbury's Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies: comprising a great variety of new music and hymns composed and written expressly for the Sabbath school: together with many of the best ... #71bPage Scan
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Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #580Page Scan
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Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d72
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New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #167Page Scan
Oberlin social & sabbath school hymn book #167Page Scan
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Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #354Page Scan
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Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns: particularly adapted to revivals of religion, and intended as a supplement to Watts. #281Page Scan
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Sacred Melodies for Conference and Prayer Meetings, and for Social and Private Devotion (13th ed.) #230Page Scan
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Selah: a collection of psalm and hymn tunes, introits, anthems, chants, motetts, choruses, etc. adapted to the use of classes, private circles, and worship assemblies #150aPage Scan
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