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Reginald Heber (1783 – 1826)

English bishop, now remembered chiefly as a hymn-writer.
Reginald Heber
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid.
Star of the east the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.
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No hammers fell, no ponderous axes rung,
Like some tall palm the mystic fabric sprung.
Majestic silence.
By cool Siloam's shady rill
How sweet the lily grows!

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We deny our Lord whenever, like Demas, we through love of this present world forsake the course of duty which Christ has plainly pointed out to us.
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The Son of God goes forth to war,
A kingly crown to gain;
His blood red banner streams afar:
Who follows in His train?
Who best can drink his cup of woe,
Triumphant over pain,
Who patient bears his cross below,
He follows in His train.
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Thus heavenly hope is all serene,
But earthly hope, how bright soeer,
Still fluctuates oer this changing scene,
As false and fleeting as t is fair.
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Failed the bright promise of your early day?
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Eternity has no gray hairs! The flowers fade, the heart withers, man grows old and dies, the world lies down in the sepulchre of ages, but time writes no wrinkles on the brow of Eternity.
No hammers fell, no ponderous axes rung;
Like some tall palm the mystic fabric sprung.
Majestic silence!
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Remember that every guilty compliance with the humors of the world, every sinful indulgence of our own passions, is laying up cares and fears for the hour of darkness; and that the remembrance of ill-spent time will strew our sick-bed with thorns, and rack our sinking spirits with despair.
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Thou art gone to the grave; but we will not deplore thee,
Though sorrows and darkness encompass the tomb.

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From Greenland's icy mountains,
From India's coral strand,
Where Afric's sunny fountains
Roll down their golden sand.
From many an ancient river,
From many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver
Their land from error's chain.
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Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee:
Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and Mighty!
God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity.
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The heathen in his blindness
Bows down to wood and stone.
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Before, beside us, and above
The firefly lights his lamp of love.
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I see them on their winding way,
About their ranks the moonbeams play.
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Beneath our feet and o'er our head
Is equal warning given:
Beneath us lie the countless dead,
Above us is the heaven!
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When Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.
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Though every great prospect pleases,
And only man is vile.
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Then on! then on! where duty leads,
My course be onward still.

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