Sweet is the prayer, whose holy stream

Sweet is the prayer, whose holy stream

Author: Harriet Martineau
Tune: [Sweet is the prayer whose holy stream]
Published in 79 hymnals

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1 Sweet is the prayer whose holy stream
In earnest pleading flows;
Devotion dwells upon the theme,
And warm and warmer glows,
And warm and warmer glows.

2 Faith grasps the blessings she desires,
Hope points the upward gaze;
And love, untrembling love, inspires
The eloquence of praise,
The eloquence of praise.

3 But sweeter far the still small voice,
Heard by no human ear,
When God hath made the heart rejoice,
And dried the bitter tear,
And dried the bitter tear.

4 Nor accents flow, nor words ascend;
All utt'rance faileth there;
But God himself doth comprehend,
And hear th'unended prayer,
And hear th'unended prayer.

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #126

Author: Harriet Martineau

Martineau, Harriet, was born at Norwich, June 12, 1802, and died at Ambleside, June 27, 1876. Best known as the writer of Illustrations of Political Economy, Retrospect of Western Travel; two novels, Deerbrook and The Hour and the Man; Eastern Life, Past and Present; a History of the Thirty Years’ Peace, and various other works. Her first publication was a book of Devotional Exercises, with hymns appended to each Exercise, and her hymns also belong to what she speaks of in the Autobiography as her "Unitarian" period. Five of them appeared in A Collection of Hymns for Christian Worship, printed in 1831 for the congregation of Eustace Street, Dublin, and edited by her brother, the Rev. James Martineau. 1. All men are equal in their birth.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sweet is the prayer, whose holy stream
Author: Harriet Martineau

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Instances (1 - 79 of 79)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #81Page Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #101Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #101Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #246Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #486Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #607Page Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #730Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #398Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #549Page Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #339Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d653
Family and Social Melodies #d314
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d245
Forest Songs for Chautauqua Assemblies #d48
Hallowed Songs: a collection of the most popular hymns and tunes, both old, and new, designed for prayer and social meetings, revivals, family worship, and Sabbath schools #187Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #563Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #711Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #711Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d151
Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conference Meetings #d79
Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conferences. 2nd ed. #d71
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #366Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #366Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #168Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d136
Hymns for Schools and Families #75Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #658Page Scan
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d274
Hymns of the Spirit #443Page Scan
Jubilant Voices #d171
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #79bPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #79bPage Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #696Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d609
Precious Gems No. l #96Page Scan
Prison Hymn Book #d317
Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d216
Sacred Hymns and Tunes: designed to be used by the Wesleyan Methodist Connection (or Church) of America #287Page Scan
Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #391Page Scan
Songs for the Lord's House #d418
Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations: a collection of psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with music for chuch services, prayer and conference meetings, religious conventions, and family worship. #527Page Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d719
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #7Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #696Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d706
The Centenary Singer: a collection of hymns and tunes popular during the last one hundred years #201aPage Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #984Page Scan
The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #336Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist #d607
The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #126TextAudioPage Scan
The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #576Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn Book #d437
The Golden Harp #d293
The Gospel Psalmist #455Page Scan
The Harp #545Page 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 #195dPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #488Page Scan
The Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal #d431
The Millennial Chorister #d88
The New and Living Way, Burning Bush Songs No. 5 #d73
The New York Choralist: a new and copious collection of Psalm and hymn tunes adapted to all the various metres in general use with a large variety of anthems and set pieces #110Page Scan
The Pean #d94
The Praise #d260
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #640Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #640Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #711Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #131Page Scan
The Sacred Lyre: a new collection of hymns and tunes, for social and family worship #50Page Scan
The Sanctus #d220
The Social Psalmist: a new selection of hymns for conference meetings and family worship #36Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d764
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d802
The Spirit Minstrel. 2nd ed. #d73
The Tabernacle #d287
The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #305Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for the use in the family circle and Sabbath school #305Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for use in the family circle #305Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #728TextPage Scan
Youthful Voices #d194



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