Slowly, by God's hand unfurled

Slowly, by God's hand unfurled

Author: William Henry Furness
Published in 65 hymnals

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Slowly, by God’s hand unfurled,
Down around the weary world
Falls the darkness; O, how still
Is the working of His will!

Mighty spirit, ever nigh!
Work in me as silently;
Veil the day’s distracting sights,
Show me heaven’s eternal lights.

Living stars to view be brought
In the boundless realms of thought;
High and infinite desires,
Flaming like those upper fires!

Holy Truth, Eternal Right,
Let them break upon my sight;
Let them shine serene and still,
And with light my being fill.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #371

Author: William Henry Furness

Furness, William Henry, D.D., born in Boston, 1802, and graduated at Harvard in Arts and Theology, 1820. From 1825 he has been an Unitarian Pastor in Philadelphia. He is an accomplished scholar, and has been an active worker in reforms of various kinds. His publications are numerous and include a Manual of Domestic Worship, 1840, and a translation of Schiller's Song of the Bell. His hymns are somewhat numerous, and several of them have great merit. The best and most widely used are:— 1. Father in heaven, to Thee my heart. Resignation. Appeared in The Christian Disciple, 1822. It was repeated in this form in some of the older collections, and a few modern hymnals, including the Boston Unitarian Hymns [& Tune] Book, 1868.… Go to person page >

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Author: William Henry Furness

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #371Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #371Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #168Page Scan
American Student Hymnal #d282
Chapel Hymns and Services #d112
Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #14Page Scan
Christian Worship and Praise #195
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #78Page Scan
Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #259Page Scan
Harmony in Praise #d183
Heart and Voice #d225
Heart and Voice #d228
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d625
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #160Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #98Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #96Page Scan
Hymnal Amore Dei #169Page Scan
Hymnal, Amore Dei #169Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d363
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #428Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #428Page Scan
Hymns of the Christian Life #d367
Hymns of the Christian Life #d364
Hymns of the Church Universal #586Page Scan
Hymns of the Church: new and old #38Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #173Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #114
Isles of Shoals Hymn Book and Candle Light Service #20Page Scan
Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d271
Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d171
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1341Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d585
Progressive Songster #d113
Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #122Page Scan
Services for Congregational Worship #128Page Scan
Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #162Page Scan
Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #413Page Scan
Songs for the School #d139
Spiritualist Hymnal #d84
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1341Page Scan
The Beacon Hymnal #d193
The Gospel Psalmist #650Page Scan
The Hymnal for Young People #d42
The Hymnal for Young People #d215
The Hymnal of Praise #43Page Scan
The New Church Hymnal #d372
The New Hymn and Tune Book #d386
The New Hymnal for American Youth #217
The New Hymnal for American Youth #217
The New Hymnal of Praise #d310
The Pilgrim Hymnal #509Page Scan
The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #648Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #252Page Scan
The Saints' Harp #d760
The Saints' Hymnal #d257
The Saints' Hymnal #d329
The School Hymn and Tune Book #d159
The Spiritual Harp #d196
The Student Hymnary #d313
The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #97Page Scan
The Tabernacle #d277
The Treasury of American Sacred Song with Notes Explanatory and Biographical #26Page Scan
Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d378
Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d253
University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d209



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