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" There, if thy Spirit touch the soul, And grace her mean abode, Oh ! with what peace, and joy, and love, She communes with her God ! There like the nightingale she pours Her solitary lays ; Nor asks a witness of her song, Nor thirsts for human praise. "
Works: Life and Letters - Page 142
by William Cowper - 1835
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

Arminianism - 1865
...became most familiar : — "Tho calm retreat, the silent shade, With prayer and praise agree ; And arc by Thy sweet bounty made For those who follow Thee....Thy Spirit touch the soul, And grace her mean abode, O, with what peace, and joy, xnd IOTP, She communes with her Go<l ! " There, like the nighting.de,...
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

Arminianism - 1872
...overhead. On entering this path, the following words of a hymn came generally into my mind : — ' The calm retreat, the silent shade, With prayer and...agree ; And seem by Thy sweet bounty made, For those that worship Thee. ' There if Thy Spirit touch the soul, And grace her mean abode, 0 with what peace,...
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The history of the Fairchild family; or, The child's manual

Mary Martha Sherwood - Children's stories, English - 1822 - 300 pages
...Lord, I flee; From strife and tumult far; From scenes where Satan wages still His most .successful war. The calm retreat, the silent shade, With prayer and...agree, And seem by thy sweet bounty made For those that fo'.low tuee. There, if the Spirit touch the soul And grace her mean abode, Oh ! with what peace,...
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Tales from Switzerland, Volume 1

Ann Yosy - Christian life - 1822
...experience, the truth of those beautiful lines of your amiable poet: ' The calm retreat, the silenfrshade, With prayer and praise agree ; And seem by thy sweet bounty made For those who follow thee.' " Here my friend paused, and we seated ourselves for a moment on the verdant bank that lined our path....
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The rural walks of Cowper; displayed in a series of views near Olney ...

James Sargant Storer - Buckinghamshire (England) - 1822 - 69 pages
...most devout effusions of piety are happily combined : Tlie calm retreat, the silent shade, With pray'r and praise agree, And seem by thy sweet bounty made For those who worship Thee. There, if thy spirit touch the soul, And grace her mean abode, O with what joy, and peace,...
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship

West Church (Boston, Mass.) - Bible - 1823 - 360 pages
...flee. From strife and tumult far ; From scenes where sin is waging still Its most successful war. 2 The calm retreat, the silent shade, With prayer and...by thy sweet bounty made For those who follow thee. 3 There, if thy presence cheer the soul, And grace her mean abode, O with what peace, and joy, and...
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The Lady's Magazine and Museum of the Belles-lettres, Fine Arts ..., Volumes 2-7

English literature - 1832
...from the turmoil and cares of the past six busy days of care or toil, and disposes it to holy musings. "The calm retreat, the silent shade, With prayer and...thy sweet bounty made, For those who follow thee." Though we are in a spot of perfect seclusion, there are human habitations in sight : from the chimneys...
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship

Henry Devereux Sewall - Bible - 1824 - 420 pages
...flee, From strife and tumult far ; From scenes where sin is waging still Its most successful war. 2 The calm retreat, the silent shade, With prayer and...by thy sweet bounty made For those who follow thee. 3 There, if thy presence cheer the soul, And grace her mean abode, O with what peace, and joy, and...
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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: Designed as a ...

Asahel Nettleton - Hymns, English - 1824 - 480 pages
...With pray'rand praise agree: And seem by thy sweet bounty made, i* For those who follow thee. 3 Then if thy Spirit touch the soul, And grace her mean abode, Oh, with what peace and joy and love, She there communes with God ! 4 There, like the nightingale, she pours Her solitary lays ; Nor asks a witness...
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The Tract Magazine and Christian Miscellany

Christian life - 1867
...own words, written probably in some happier moment, he aptly describes his songs in the night — " The calm retreat, the silent shade, With prayer and...agree, And seem by Thy sweet bounty made For those that follow Thee. There, if Thy Spirit touch the soul, And grace her mean abode, Oh ! with what peace,...
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