John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier
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Short Name: John Greenleaf Whittier
Full Name: Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892
Birth Year: 1807
Death Year: 1892

Whittier, John Greenleaf, the American Quaker poet, was born at Haverhill, Massachusetts, Dec. 17, 1807. He began life as a farm-boy and shoemaker, and subsequently became a successful journalist, editor and poet. In 1828 he became editor of the American Manufacturer (Boston), in 1830 of the New England Review, and an 1836 (on becoming Secretary to the American Anti-Slavery Society) of the Pennsylvania Freeman. He was also for some time, beginning with 1847, the corresponding editor of the National Era. In 1840 he removed to Amesbury, Massachusetts, where most of his later works have been written. At the present time [1890] he lives alternately at Amesbury and Boston. His first poetical piece was printed in the Newburyport Free Press in 1824. Since then his publications have been numerous, including:—
Voices of Freedom, 1833; Songs of Labour, and other Poems, 1850; Ballads and other Poems, London, 1844; The Panorama, and other Poems, 1856; In War Time, 1863; Occasional Poems, 1865; Poetical Works, 1869; Complete Poetical Works, 1876; The Bay of the Seven Islands, and other Poems, 1883, &c.

From his numerous poems the following hymns have been compiled, and have come into common use, more especially amongst the American Unitarians:—
1. All as God wills, Who wisely heeds. Trust. This begins with stanza xi. of Whittier's poem, "My Psalm." in his workThe Panorama, and other Poems, 1856 (Complete Poetical Works, Boston, 1876, p. 179), and is given in Lyra Sacra Americana , 1868; Border's Congregational Hymns, 1884, &c.
2. All things are Thine: no gift have we. Opening of a Place of Worship. Written for the Opening of Plymouth Church, Minnesota, 1872 ( Complete Poetical Works , p. 281). In Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884.
3. Another hand is beckoning us. Bereavement. From his poem " Gone," written in 1845 (Complete Poetical Works, p. 106). In Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884.
4. Dear Lord and Father of mankind. Calmness in God desired. From his poem “The Brewing of Soma," beginning with stanza xii. (Complete Poetical Works p. 266). In Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884.
5. God giveth quietness at last. Death and Burial. This begins with stanza xvii. of his poem, “The Singer," written in 1871 (Author's MS.), and included in the Complete Poetical Works, 1876, p. 265. In Martineau's Hymns, 1875.
6. Hast thou, 'midst life's empty noises. The Purpose of Life. Written in 1842. It is in Longfellow and Johnson's Unitarian Book of Hymns, Boston, 1846, and several other later American collections. Also in Lyra Sacra Americana, 1864.
7. I ask not now for gold to gild. Resignation. From his poem "The Wish of To-Day." Written in 1848 (Author's MS.). In Hedge and Huntingdon's Unitarian Hymns for the Church of Christ, Boston, 1853; the Laudes Domini, 1884, and other collections.
8. Immortal love, for ever full. The Love of Jesus. This poem, entitled “Our Master," appeared in Whittier's work, The Panorama, and other Poems, 1856, in 35 stanzas of 4 lines; in Schaff’s Christ in Song, 1869-70, p. 117; and in the Complete Poetical Works, 1876, p. 231, and others. From this poem the following centos have come into common use:—
(1) Immortal love for ever full. In the 1890 edition of the Hymnal Companion and others.
(2) 0 Lord and Master of us all. Begins with stanza xvi.
(3) 0 Love! O Life! our faith and sight. Begins with stanza xxiv. In several American hymnals, including the Unitarian Hymn [and Tune Book ], Boston, 1868, and others.
(4) Our Friend, our Brother, and our Lord. Begins with stanza xxxiv. In Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884, &c.
(5) We faintly hear, we dimly see. Begins with stanza xxvi. In Barrett's Congregational Church Hymnal, 1887.
(6) We may not climb the heavenly steeps. Begins with stanza v. In Laudes Domini, 1884; the Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1887, &c.

The use of these centos shows that the hymnic element in the original poem is of a high and enduring order.
9. It may not be our lot to wield. Duty and its Reward. This begins with stanza iv. of his poem "Seedtime and Harvest." Written circa 1850 (Author's MS.). Given in his Complete Poetical Works, p. 114. The hymn is in Laudes Domini, 1884, and other American collections.
10. May freedom speed onward, wherever the blood. Freedom. In the 1848 Supplement to the Boston Book of Hymns, Boston, No. 582, Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, and other collections. In Whittier's Poetical Works, Boston, 1869, p. 68, it is given as, “Right onward, O speed it! Wherever the blood”.
11. Now is the seed-time; God alone. Self-Sacrifice. In the Boston Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, No. 683.
12. 0 backward-looking son of time. New and Old. This begins with stanza xix. of his poem "The Reformer," and is given in this form in the Boston Hymns for the Church of Christ, Boston, 1853, No. 835, and again in later collections. In full in the Complete Poetical Works, p. 78.
13. 0 beauty, old yet ever new. The Law of Love. This in the Boston Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, begins with stanza xxi. of his poem on “The Shadow and the Light,” given in full in the Complete Poetical Works , p. 173.
14. 0 fairest-born of love and light. American National Hymn. This is from his poem "Democracy," which is dated "Election Day, 1843," and is in his Ballads and other Poems, London, 1844, p. 214, and his Complete Poetical Works, p. 82.
15. 0, he whom Jesus loves has truly spoken. True Worship. This in the 1848 Supplement to the Boston Book of Hymns, 1848, No. 578, begins with stanza xi. of his poem on “Worship," given in full in his Complete Poetical Works, p. 96. The poem is dated by the Author, 1848 (Author's MS.).
16. 0 holy Father, just and true. Freedom. "Lines written for the Celebration of the third Anniversary of British Emancipation at the Broadway Tabernacle, N. Y., First of August, 1837." (Complete Poetical Works, p. 47.) It was included in the Unitarian Christian Hymns, Boston, 1844, and has been repeated in later collections.
17. 0 Maker of the Fruits and Flowers. Flower Services. This begins with stanza iv. of his "Lines for the Agricultural and Horticultural Exhibition at Amesbury and Salisbury, Sep. 28, 1858," as given in his Complete Poetical Works , p. 183. It is in the Boston Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, and as "O Painter of the fruits and flowers," in Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884.
18. O not alone with outward sign. Divine Invitation. This begins with stanza ii. of his poem, "The Call of the Christian," given in his Ballads and other Poems, London, 1844, p. 185, and his Complete Poetical Works, p. 73. The hymn appeared in the Boston Book of Hymns, 1846, and again in later collections.
19. O pure Reformers, not in vain. Freedom. This begins with stanza xii. of his poem "To the Reformers of England," as given in his Complete Poetical Works, p. 77. The hymn was included in the Boston Book of Hymns, 1846, and has been repeated in later collections.
20. O sometimes gleams upon our sight. Old and New. This is taken from his poem "The Chapel of the Hermits," 1852 (in 94 stanzas of 4 lines), and begins with stanza xi. (Comp. Poetical Works, p. 115.) The cento was given in the Boston Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, and repeated in later collections.
21. O Thou, at Whose rebuke the grave. Mercy. This was given in the Boston Book of Hymns, 1848, No. 44l.
22. O [God] Thou, Whose presence went before. National Hymn. This hymn is dated by the author 1834 (Author's MS.), and was written for the Anti-slavery Meeting at Chatham Street Chapel, New York, "on the 4th of the 7th month, 1831." It is No. 750 in the Unitarian Christian Hymns, 1844. It is sometimes given as “0 God, whose presence went before."
23. 0, what though our feet may not tread where Christ trod. Presence of Christ's Spirit. The author dates this 1837 (Author's MS.). It is No. 150 in the Boston Book of Hymns, 1846. In their Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, No. 652, it begins: "0, wherefore the dream of the earthly abode." Both centos are from his poem “Poledom."
24. Shall we grow weary in our watch? Patience, or Resignation. This begins with stanza x. of his poem "The Cypress-Tree of Ceylon." (Complete Poetical Works, p. 84.) This form of the text was given in the Boston Book of Hymns, 1846, No. 278, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884, in 3 stanzas.
25. Sport of the changeful multitude. Persecution. This begins with line 6 of stanza x. of his poem "Ezekiel," and was given in the Boston Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, No. 65lines In full in Complete Poetical Works, p. 67.
26. The green earth sends its incense up. Worship of Nature. The author dates this 1845 (Author's MS.). It is from his poem “The Worship of Nature," and was given in this form in the Boston Hymns for the Church of Christ, 1853, No. 193. The cento "The harp at Nature's advent strung," in the Unitarian Hymn [and Tune] Book, Boston, 1868, No. 195, is from the same poem. The cento No. 321 in the Boston Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, is also (altered) from this poem.
27. The path of life we walk today. The Shadowing Rock. This in the Boston Hys. of the Spirit, 1864, begins with stanza i. of his poem on "The Rock in El Gh'or," which the author dates 1859 (Author's MS.). In full in Complete Poetical Works, p. 180.
28. Thine are all the gifts, 0 God. Children's Missions, or Ragged Schools. Written for the Anniversary of the Children's Mission, Boston, 1878. It is given in Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884.
29. Thou hast fallen in thine armour. Death. From his poem "To the memory of Charles B. Storrs, late President of Western Reserve College," published in his Ballads and other Poems, London, 1844, p. 84. Dated by the author 1835 (Author's MS.). Abridged form in the Hymns of the Spirit, 1864.
30. To-day, beneath Thy chastening eye. Seeking Rest. This begins with stanza iv. of his poem, "The Wish of To-Day," dated by the author 1847 (Author's MS.), and given in full in his Complete Poetical Works, p. 114. The cento is in Martineau's Hymns, 1873, and others.
31. We see not, know not; all our way. Resignation. "Written at the opening of the Civil War, 1861" (Author's MS.), and included in his In War Time, 1863, and his Complete Poetical Works, p. 190. In full in the Prim. Methodist Hymnal, 1887.
32. When on my day of life the night is falling. Old Age. Written in 1882 (Author's MS.), and included in his work The Bay of the Seven Islands, and other Poems, 1883. In Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884.
33. With silence only as their benediction. Death. 1845. "Written on the death of Sophia Sturge, sister of Joseph Sturge, of Birmingham, England" (Author's MS.). It is in several collections, including Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1873; Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884, and others.

Notwithstanding this extensive use of portions of Mr. Whittier's poems as hymns for congregational use, he modestly says concerning himself: "I am really not a hymn-writer, for the good reason that I know nothing of music. Only a very few of my pieces were written for singing. A good hymn is the best use to which poetry can be devoted, but I do not claim that I have succeeded in composing one." (Author's MS.) We must add, however, that these pieces are characterized by rich poetic beauty, sweet tenderness, and deep sympathy with human kind.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Whittier, J. G, p. 1277, i. In addition to the large number of this author's hymns already annotated from his own manuscript, the following have also come into use, mainly in the form of centos from his poems, during the past ten years:—
i. From Poems, 1850:—
1. O brother man! Fold to thy heart thy brother. [Brotherly Love.] From his poem, “Worship." Written in 1848, and published in Poems, 1850.
ii. From Songs of Labour, and Other Poems, 1850;—
2. Bowed down in lowliness of min. [Resignation.] From the poem “The Wish of To-day."
iii. From The Chapel of the Hermits, and Other Poems, 1853:—
3. O, sometimes glimpses on our sight. [Light in Darkness.] First published in The National Era, 1851, and again as above, 1853. In The Pilgrim Hymnal, N.Y. 1904, it begins " 0 sometimes gleams upon our sight," and in Hymns of the Ages, 1904, "Yet sometimes glimpses on my sight"; see p. 1277, ii. 20.
iv. From The Panorama, and Other Poems, 1856:—
4. Thou, 0 most compassionate. [Divine Compassion.] This cento is from the poem "My Dream," and is dated 1855.
v. From Home Ballads and Poems, 1860:—
5. I mourn no more my vanished years. [Life's Review.] A cento from "My Psalm," dated 1859, opening with st. i.
6. No longer forward nor behind. This begins with st. iii. of "My Psalm."
7. O hearts of love, O souls that turn. [Life from, Christ.] A cento from the poem, "The Overheart."
8. O Love Divine, Whose constant beam. [Divine Love Universal.] From the poem, "The Shadow and the Light." The form in which it is given in The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, first appeared in The Independent, Nov. 1860.
9. Once more the liberal year laughs out. [Autumn.] From his "For an Autumn Festival," 1859.
vi. From In War Time, and Other Poems, 1864:—
10. I can only urge the plea. [Cry for Mercy.] A cento from “Andrew Rykman’s Prayer,” dated 1863.
11. What Thou wilt, O Father, give. Also from “Andrew Kykman's Prayer."
vii. From The Tent on the Beach, and Other Poems, 1867:—
12. I bow my forehead to [in] the dust. St. ix., &c.
13. I know not what the future hath. St. xvi., &c.
14. I long for household voices gone. St. xv., &c.
15. I see the wrong that round me lies. St. x., &c.
16. Who fathoms the Eternal Thought. St. iv., &c.
17. Yet, in the maddening maze of things. St. xi., &c.
These centos are taken from the poem, "The Eternal Goodness," which is dated 1865.
viii. From Among the Hills, and Other Poems, 1869:—
18. For ever round the mercy-seat. [God's Love and Man's Unfaithfulness.] From the poem, “The Answer."
ix. From The Pennsylvania Pilgrim, and Other Poems, 1873:—
19. Best for the weary hands is good. [Daily Renewal.] This is from "My Birthday," which appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, 1871, and again as above, 1873.
x. From Hazel Blossoms, 1875:—
20. All things [gifts] are Thine, p. 1277, i. 2. The church for which this was written, in 1873, was Plymouth Church, St. Paul, Minn. The hymn was included in Hazel Blossoms, 1875.
21. We need love's tender lessons taught. [Love.] From Child-Songs," in Hazel Blossoms, opening with st. ix.
xi. From The Bay of the Seven Islands, 1883:—
22. As from the lighted hearths behind me. [Anticipation of the Future.] This begins with st. iii. of the poem, "What the Traveller said at Sunset."
xii. Additional Notes:—
23. Lord, for the things we see. [Public Gatherings.] This hymn is from "Poledom," 1837.
24. Not always as the whirlwind's rush. [Call to the Ministry.] Published in The Poetical Writings, 1857, Vol. i., p. 254, and again in the Oxford edition of his Poetical Works, 1904, p. 455. It is dated 1833.
25. Sound over all waters, [The Coming Kingdom.)
This, in Horder's Worship Song, 1905, is from Whittier's Complete Poetical Works, Boston, 1876, p. 280, where it is dated 1873.
26. Take courage, Temperance workers. [Temperance.] Mr. Pickard, Whittier's literary executor, cannot trace this hymn in any of the author's writings, and we also are at fault.
27. The harp at Nature's advent strung. [Nature's acknowledgement of God.] Dr. Charles L. Noyes, one of the editors of The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, writes us concerning this hymn: "It was first published in its present form [as in the American hymn-books] in 1867 in The Tent on the Beach." But a hymn almost identical was written when Whittier was in his teens, and published in the Haverhill Gazette, October 5, 1827. The same poem appeared in The Palladium, 1829. It was revised for The Tent on the Beach, 1867 (p. 1278, i. 26).
28. We see not, know not; all our way, p. 1278, i. 31. This hymn, written in 1861, first appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, 1862, vol. 10, p. 235.
29. Wherever through the ages rise. [Love is universal.] Opens with line 1 of a section in the poem "Miriam," in Miriam, and Other Poems, 1871, p. 13.
30. Who calls Thy glorious service hard? [Duty.] This begins with st. iii. of his poem "Seedtime and Harvest," noted on p. 1277, ii. 9.
31. O Lord and Father of mankind. This is a slightly altered form of "Dear Lord and Father of mankind." p. 1277, i. 4.
The poem, “Our Master," stated on p. 1277, i., No. 8, as having appeared in The Panorama, 1856, in error, was given in The Tent on the Beach, and Other Poems, Boston, 1867, pp. 143-152.
In compiling the foregoing, we have been materially assisted by Mr. Pickard, the poet's literary executor, and the Rev. Dr. Charles L. Noyes, of Somerville, Mass. Whittier died at Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, Sep. 7, 1892.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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Texts by John Greenleaf Whittier (189)sort ascendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Yet sometimes glimpses on my sightJohn G. Whittier (Author)7
Wohl mag es unser Loos nicht seinJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)German2
With silence only as their benedictionJohn G. Whittier (Author)English30
With peace that comesJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)3
Who fathoms the eternal thoughtWhittier (Author)English21
Who counts his brother's welfareJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English4
Who calls Thy glorious service hard?John Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English8
While day by day our loved oneJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English3
Wherever through the ages riseJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English15
Where, in my name, meet two or threeJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English1
When on my day of life the night is fallingJ. G. Whittier, 1807-1892 (Author)English95
Within the maddening maze of thingsJohn G. Whittier, 1807-1892 (Author)English20
When, from each temple of the freeJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)4
When freedom, on her natal dayJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)4
What Thou wilt, O Father, giveJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English54
What matter though we seek with painJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English2
What is it that the crowd requiteJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English5
We shape ourselves the joy or fearJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)8
We see not, know not, all our wayJ. G. Whittier (Author)English18
We need love's tender lessons taughtJ. G. Whittier (Author)English11
We may not climb the heavenly steepsJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English341
We feel the heart of silenceJohn G. Whittier (Author)English5
We faintly hear, we dimly seeJohn Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) (Author)English3
We cross the prairie as of oldJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English3
Wanikiya, NitacaŋkuJohn G. Whittier (Author)Dakota1
Wake sisters wake! The daystar shinesJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)1
வருங்காலம் எவ்வாராகும் (Varuṅkālam evvārākum)John Greenleaf Whittier (Author)Tamil2
Upon our pathway, wild and ruggedJ. G. Whittier (Author)2
Up, up, in nobler toil than oursJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)3
Unto the calmly gathered thoughtJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)12
Trust not in man, with passing breathJ. G. Whittier (Author)English2
Today, O God, amidst our flowersJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)3
Today, beneath Thy chastening eyeJohn G. Whittier (Author)English7
To weary hearts, to mourning homesWhittier (Paraphraser)English14
Thy task may well seem overhardJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)3
Thy grace impart, in time to beJohn G. Whittier (Author)English27
Through the harsh noises of our dayJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English2
Thou, O Most Compassionate!John G. Whittier (Author)English2
Thou hast seen two streamlets gushingJohn G. Whittier (Author)3
Thou hast fallen in thine armorJ. G. Whittier (Author)English2
Thou God, who hast since time beganWhittier (Author)English4
Thine is a grief, the depth of which anotherJohn G. Whittier (Author)English2
Thine are all the gifts, O GodJohn Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-1892 (Author)English37
The wrong that pains my soul belowJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English5
The west winds blow and singing lowJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English2
The southland hath its fields of caneJohn G. Whittier (Author)4
The snow plumed angel of the northJohn G. Whittier (Author)6
The path of life we walk todayJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)5
The ocean looketh up to heavenWhittier (Author)18
The night is the mother of the dayJohn G. Whittier (Author)English2
The harp at nature's advent strungJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English65
The green earth sends its incense upJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)2
The fourteen centuries fall awayJ. G. Whittier (Author)English2
The doubts we vainly seek to solveJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English3
The airs of heaven blow o'er meJohn G. Whittier (Author)3
Te dedicamos, oh SeñorJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)Spanish2
Take courage, temperance workersJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English15
Sweeter than any song, my songs that found no tongueJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English5
Sunlight upon Judea's hillsJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English4
Subid a los montes, alzad la canciónJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)Spanish2
Steep, and hung with clouds of strifeJohn G. Whittier (Author)3
Sport of the changeful multitudeJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)1
Sound over all waters, reach out from all landsJohn Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-1892 (Author)English28
So stood of old the holy ChristJohn G. Whittier (Author)English5
Shall we, who sit beneath that treeJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)3
Shall we grow weary in our watchJ. G. Whittier (Author)English20
Ring, O bellsJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)3
Rest for the weary hands is goodJohn G. Whittier (Author)English3
Que sábio é de Deus o quererJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)Portuguese2
Perdona, oh Dios, la divisiónJohn Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-1892 (Author)Spanish4
Pardonne, ô Dieu les vain tourmentsJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)French2
Our thought of thee is glad with hopeJohn G. Whittier (Author)English28
Our Friend, our Brother, and our LordJohn G. Whittier (Author)English11
Our fellow countrymen in chainsJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)3
Our fathers' God, from out whose handJohn G. Whittier (Author)English29
Our cause shall on and upward goJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English2
Once more the liberal year laughs outJohn G. Whittier (Author)English46
O sometimes comes to soul and senseJ. G. Whittier (Author)English8
¡Oh Padre nuestro celestialJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)Spanish2
¡Oh Padre de la humanidad, Pedimos tu perdónJohn G. Whittier (Author)Spanish7
¡Oh Padre de la humanidad! Escucha nuestra vozJohn Greenleaf Whittier, 1897-1892 (Author)Spanish5
Oh amor, divino e inmortalJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)Spanish4
O'er us to the southland headingJohn G. Whittier (Author)3
O wherefore the dream of the earthly abodeJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)1
O what though our feet may not treadJohn G. Whittier (Author)8
O Thou whose presence went beforeJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English31
O thou who in the garden's shadeWhittier (Author)3
O thou, at whose rebuke the graveWhittier (Author)12
O such' ihn nicht in Himmels-höh'nJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)German3
O strong, upwelling prayers of faithJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)5
O, sometimes gleams upon our sightJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English105
O sabbath rest of GalileeJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English4
O pure reformers, not in vainJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English31
O not alone with outward signJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English22
O none in all the world beforeJohn G. Whittier (Author)3
O maker [painter] of the fruits and flowersJohn G. Whittier (Author)English18
O love, O Life, our faith and sightWhittier (Author)English70
O love divine, whose constant beamWhittier (Author)English48
O Lord our God, in time to beJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English2
O Lord, and Master of us allJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English80
O lonely bay of TrinityJohn G. Whittier (Author)3
O Jesus Christ, Koda wakaŋJohn G. Whittier (Author)Dakota1
O Holy Father, just and trueJohn G. Whittier (Author)English20
O hearts of love! O souls that turnJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English2
O he whom Jesus loved has truly spokenJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English32
O friends, with whom my feet have trodJohn G. Whittier (Author)English4
O Fairest born of Love and LightWhittier (Author)English18
O Dios Apo ken AmamiJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)Tagalog2
O [Come] brother man, fold to thy heart thy brotherJohn G. Whittier (Author)English205
O blessed Spirit in us allJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)3
O backward looking son of timeWhittier (Author)7
Now is the seed time, God aloneJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English13
Not empty worship the benignantJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)3
Not always as the whirlwind's rushJ. G. Whittier (Author)English5
No longer forward or behindJohn G. Whittier (Author)English16
No bird-song floated down the hillJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English3
My thoughts are all in yonder townJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English2
My dear Redeemer and my LordJohn G. Whittier (Author)English1
May freedom speed onward, wherever the bloodWhittier (Author)11
Lord, here amidst the poor and blindJohn Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-1892 (Author)2
Lord, for the things we seeJ. G. Whittier (Author)English2
Lo que me trae el porvenirJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)Spanish2
Like a lion growling lowWhittier (Author)English2
Let man be free, the mighty wordJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)4
Let every creature hail the mornJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)2
Know, where our duty's task is wroughtJ. G. Whittier (Author)English2
Know well, my soul, God's hand controlsJ. G. Whittier (Author)English3
Ka Haku, ka Makua EJohn Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-1892 (Author)Hawaiian3
Just God, and shall we calmly restJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)2
It may not be our lot to wieldJohn G. Whittier, (1808- ) (Author)English49
Is this the land our fathers lovedJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)3
In simple trust like theirs who heardWhittier (Author)English3
In calm and cool and silence once againJohn G. Whittier (Arranged from)2
Immortal Love, for ever fullJohn G. Whittier, 1807- (Author)English375
I walk with bare, hushed feet the groundJohn G. Whittier (Author)English2
I trace your lines of argumentWhittier (Author)2
I see the wrong that round me liesJohn G. Whittier (Author)English19
I pray for faith, I long for trustJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English7
I mourn no more my vanished yearsJohn G. Whittier (Author)English7
I long for household voices goneJohn G. Whittier (Author)English19
I know not what the future hathJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English55
I feel the heart of silenceJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)3
I dimly guess from blessings knownJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)5
I bow my forehead to the dustJohn G. Whittier (Author)English99
I ask not now for gold to gildJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English43
Hom-frato, amu kore fraton vian!John Greenleaf Whittier (Author)Esperanto4
¡Hermano, ven y piensa en tu hermano!John Greenleaf Whittier (Author)Spanish3
Here we, today, amidst our flowersJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English4
Heap high the farmer's wintry hoardJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)Latin9
He who has the truth, and keeps itJ. G. Whittier (Author)English3
He stood of old, the holy ChristJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)2
He loathed the false, yet livedJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English3
He cometh not a king to reignJ. G. Whittier, 1808- (Author)English14
Have ye heard of our huntingJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)3
Hast thou, midst life's empty noisesWhittier (Author)English30
Happy he whose inward earJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)2
Grown wiser for the lesson givenJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)3
Gott unsrer Väter, dessen Hand Jahrhundert streut, wie Körnlein SandJ. G. Whittier (Author)German3
God giveth quietness at lastJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English14
God called the nearest Angels who dwell with Him aboveJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English2
From the eternal shadowJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)2
Forgive, O Lord, our severing waysJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)15
Forever round the mercy-seatJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English3
Forever ours, for good or illJohn G. Whittier (Author)English2
Father! to thy suff'ring poorJ. G. Whittier (Author)English2
Father of all - we urge as our strong pleaJohn G. Whittier (Author)English3
Drop thy still dews of quietnessJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English2
Dear Lord and Father of mankindJohn Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-1892 (Author)English656
The summer days are come againJ. G. W. (Author (stanzas 4, 5))English1
Christ is his own best evidenceJ. G. Whittier (Author)2
Children of God, reach out to one another!John Greenleaf Whittier (Author)4
Build up an altar to the LordJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English3
Bowed down in lowliness of mindJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English2
Blow, winds of God, awake and blowJohn G. Whittier (Author)English13
Blest land of Judea, thrice hallowed in [of] songWhittier (Author)English18
Bland as the morning breath of JuneJ. G. Whittier (Author)2
Beneath the moonlight and the snowJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English2
Ayat ti Dios di mabubusJohn G. Whittier (Author)Tagalog2
As over his furrowed fields which lieJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English8
As from the lighted hearths behind meJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)3
Arouse, New England sons, arouseJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)4
Another hand is beckoning usJ. G. Whittier (Author)English69
Am’ eterna, infinitaJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)Esperanto2
All through the long bright days in JuneJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)2
All things are Thine; no gift have weJohn G. Whittier (Author)English113
All as God wills, who wisely heedsWhittier (Author)English74
A tender child of summers threeJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English2
A picture memory brings to meJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)English2
A dreary place would be this earthJohn Greenleaf Whittier (Author)3

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