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Enos E. Dowling Hymnal Collection

Hymn: List to the dreamy tone that dwells (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: List to the dreamy tone that dwells

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>



Tune: Hallowed Be Thy Name

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 056, click to see hymnal pages


List to the dreamy tone that dwells

In rippling wave or sighing tree;

Go hearken to the old church bells,

The whistling bird, the whizzing bee.

In-terpret right, and you will find,

'T is power and glory they proclaim;

The chimes, the creatures, waters, wind,

All echo, Hallowed by thy name.

The pilgrim journeys till he bleeds,

To gain the altar of his sires:

The hermit pores above his beads,

With zeal that never wanes or tires:

But holiest rite or longest prayer

That art can yield or wisdom frame,

What better import can it bear

Than, "Father, hallowed be thy name."

Or nature, or the bible, read,

Those precious words you'll find there still

We trace them in the flowering mead,

We hear them in the flowing rill,

One chorus hails the great Supreme,

Each varied breathing tells the same;

The strains may differ, but the theme

Is, "Father, hallowed be thy name."