" Speak ye comfortably to yerusale/n."

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1 High on the bending willows hung,
Israel, still sleeps the tuneful string?
Still mute remains the sullen tongue,
And Sion's song delays to sing?

2 Awake! thy loudest raptures raise;
Let harp and voice unite their strains;
Thy promised King His sceptre sways;
Behold, thy own Messiah reigns.

3 By foreign streams no longer roam,
And weeping, think on Jordan's flood;
In every clime behold a home,
In every temple see thy God.

4 No taunting foes the song require;
No strangers mock thy captive chain:
Thy friends provoke the silent lyre,
And brethren ask the holy strain.

5 Then why, on bending willows hung,
Israel, still sleeps the tuneful string?
Why mute remains the sullen tongue,
And Sion's song delays to sing?


Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #295

Author: James Joyce

Joyce, James, M.A., was born at Frome, Somersetshire, Nov. 2, 1781, and was for some years Vicar of Dorking, and died there Oct. 9, 1850. He published A Treatise on Love to God, &c, 1822, The Lays of Truth, a Poem, 1825; and Hymns with Notes, 1849. This last is a small work which he compiled for his parishioners. It is composed of passages of Holy Scripture, Meditations, and 20 Hymns. Of his hymns, the following are in common use:— 1. Disown'd of Heav'n, by man opprest. [On behalf of the Jews.] Tlds appeared in the Christian Observer, Nov., 1809, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, headed, "Hymn applicable to the present condition of the Jews," and signed "J. J." The form in which it is known to modern collections is, "O why should Israel's so… Go to person page >

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First Line: Why, on the bending willows hung
Title: " Speak ye comfortably to yerusale/n."
Author: James Joyce
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d507
A Collection of Hymns for the Sanctuary. Rev.ed. with a Supplement #d107
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 #348Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #366Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #922Page Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d1031
Chapel Hymns #d666
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #389Page Scan
Church Hymnal #264Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1182
Church Poetry: being Portions of the Psalms in Verse and Hymns suited to the Festivals and Fasts, and Various Occasions of the Church #169bPage Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P137.3Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P137cPage Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d823
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #168Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: original and selected: designed for the use of families and private circles; for social prayer meetings, seasons of revival or oother occasions of special interest #226Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #528Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #528Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #482Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #482Page Scan
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #295Page Scan
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #295Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #295Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1065Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #977Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #977Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #903Page Scan
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d367
Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #67Page Scan
Hymns suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church and Other Occasions of Public Worship ... approved by the Convention of 1826 #d76
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #547Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #1054Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #521Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P137cPage Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d1135
National Baptist Convention Hymnal #d63
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d816
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #1167Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H597Page Scan
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 #72cPage Scan
Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre: with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #H67Page Scan
Songs for the Lord's House #d528
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1279
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1123Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1123Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1123Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1123Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1123Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1144Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #666Page Scan
The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d479
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1033Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d911
The Book of Worship #396TextPage Scan
The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for use in social meetings. #462Page Scan
The Choir: or, Union collection of church music. Consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, &c. original and selected. Including many beautiful subjects from the works.. (2nd ed.) #38bPage Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #P137bPage Scan
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #P137bPage Scan
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #295Page Scan
The Church Hymnal: a collection of hymns from the Prayer book hymnal, Additional hymns, and Hymns ancient and modern, and Hymns for church and home. For use in Churches where licensed by the Bishop #405Page Scan
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d1028
The Churchman's Hymn-Book, a Collection of Hymns Old and New, for Use in the Services of the Church #d158
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #866Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #936Page Scan
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #295Page Scan
The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #H67Page Scan
The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d314
The Modern Psalmist #d377
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #1112Page Scan
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 #51bPage Scan
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 #52Page Scan
The Olive Branch #d184
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #922Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #922Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #874Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #325cPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1241
The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony: a collection of church music, consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, sacred songs and chants...(New ed., Rev. and Corr.) #42bPage Scan
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d1018
The Temple Harp #d135
The Thanksgiving #d284
Union Hymns: adapted to Social Meetings and Family Worship Selected from Church Psalmody, with Additional Hymns #d455
Universalist Hymn Book #d629



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