The bird, let loose in Eastern skies

The bird, let loose in Eastern skies

Author: Thomas Moore
Published in 56 hymnals

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1 The bird let loose in eastern skies,
Returning fondly home,
Ne'er stoops to earth her wing, nor flies
Where idle warblers roam.

2 But high she shoots, through air and light,
Above all low delay,
Where nothing earthly bounds her flight,
Nor shadow dims her way.

3 So grant me, Lord, from every snare
Of sinful passion free,
Aloft, through faith's serener air,
To hold my course to thee.

4 No sin to cloud, no lure to stay
My soul, as home she springs,
Thy sunshine on her joyful way,
Thy freedom in her wings.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #689

Author: Thomas Moore

Moore, Thomas, son of John Moore, a small tradesman at Dublin, was born in that city, May 28, 1779, educated at a private school and Trinity College, Dublin; read at the Middle Temple for the Bar; held a post under the Government in Bermuda for a short time, and died Feb. 26, 1852. His Memoirs, Journal, and Correspondence were published by Lord John Russell in 1855. In that work every detail concerning himself and his numerous publications, most of them of high poetical merit, will be found. His connection with hymnody is confined to his Sacred Songs, which were published in 1816, and again in his Collected Works, 1866. These Songs were 32 in all, and were written to popular airs of various nations. Of these Songs the following have passed… Go to person page >

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Author: Thomas Moore

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A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #82Page Scan
A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d170
A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #24Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Songs: for the use of schools and academies #24Page Scan
Angelic Songs #d193
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #449Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #594Page Scan
Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #134Page Scan
Heart and Voice #d244
Heart and Voice #d246
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #811Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d154
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #451Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #451Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d73
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #583Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #583Page Scan
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d280
Hymns in Harmony with Modern Thought #39Page Scan
Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern: for the use of all who love to sing the praises of God in Christ, in the family, the school, or the church; with a discourse on music as a divine ordinance... #373Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #413Page Scan
Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d287
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #588Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d625
School-room Songs #d45
Select Melodies; Comprising the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use, and not generally found in standard church hymn-books: as also a number of original pieces, and translations from...German #361Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #211Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1029
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #90Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #90Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #90Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #90Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #90Page Scan
Songs for the School Room #d108
Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d511
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #23Page Scan
Songs of the Soul: gathered out of many lands and ages #299Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #588Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #941Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d723
The Carol #d182
The Cherub: a collection of songs for Sabbath schools and Sabbath evenings #104Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #656Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #631Page Scan
The Pean #d95
The Plymouth Hymnal #d491
The Praise Hymnary: a collection of sacred song #368Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #219Page Scan
The Public School Hymnal, for the Use of High Schools and Seminaries. New and enl. ed. #d226
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #102Page Scan
The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #69Page Scan
The Sunday School Singing Book: being a collection of hymns with appropriate music, designed as a guide and assistant to the devotional exercises of Sabbath schools and families...(3rd ed.) #25Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #689TextPage Scan
University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d225
Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #95Page Scan
Youthful Voices #d197



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