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There's nothing bright above, below

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There’s nothing bright, above, below,
From flowers that bloom to stars that glow,
But in its light my soul can see
Some feature of the Deity.

There’s nothing dark, below, above,
But in its gloom I trace Thy love,
And meekly wait the moment when
Thy touch shall make all bright again.

The heavens, the earth, where’er I look,
Shall be one pure and shining book,
Where I may read, in words of flame,
The glories of Thy wondrous name.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #83

Author: Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore United Kingdom 1779-1852. Born at Dublin, Ireland, the son of a grocer, he showed an early interest in music and acting. He was educated at a private school and Trinity College, Dublin. He read at the Middle Temple for the Bar. Moore did not profess religious piety. His translations of ‘Anacreon’ (celebrating wine, women, and song) were published in 1800, with a dedication to the Prince of Wales. He also wrote a comic opera, “the gypsy prince”, staged that year. In 1801 he published a collection of his own verse, “Poetical works of the late Thomas Little Esq”. A Catholic patriot, he defended the Church of Ireland, especially in later politics. In 1803 he held a post under the Government in Bermuda as regis… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's nothing bright above, below
Author: Thomas Moore
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #83

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #83

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A Selection of Sacred Songs #28

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A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #28

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Christian Praise #103

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Devotional hymns #277

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High School Hymnal #59

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #213

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #191

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d427

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Hymns for Public Worship #281

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #121

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Hymns of the Spirit #319

Jubilate Deo #122

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National Hymn and Tune Book #62

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #100

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #100

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Plymouth Collection #a176

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #176

Sacred Lyrics #d144

School and College Hymnal #d155

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School and College Hymnal #59

Schools Lyrics #d214

Songs for the School #d166

Songs for the School Room #d134

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d555

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The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection #108

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #176

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The Baptist Praise Book #149

The Book of Praise #d777

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The Christian Hymn Book #63

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The Christian hymnal #15

The Christian Hymnist #d536

The Gospel Hymnal #d619

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The Praise Hymnary #115

The Public School Hymnal, for the Use of High Schools and Seminaries. New and enl. ed. #d245

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The Public School Hymnal #93

The School Hymn and Tune Book #d188

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The Students' Hymnal #97

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The Students' Hymnal #26

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The Students' Hymnal #26

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