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Angelic Hymn

The hymn beginning with Glory be to God on high, etc. (Luke ii. 14); so called because the former part of it was sung by the angel host that appeared to the shepherds of Bethlehem. Source:…

Hymn Tunes

“The Heavens are Telling.” (From Haydn's Creation.) “Marching to Glory.” The tune of Marching to Georgia. “Onward, Christian Soldiers.” One of Haydn's Sy…

Luther's Hymn

“Great God, what do I see and hear,” and “A safe strong-hold,” etc. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894LutheransLutetia A B C D E F …

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Hymn

HymnThere is in all the sons of men A love that in the spirit dwells, That panteth after things unseen, And tidings of the future tells. And God hath built his altar here To keep this fire of…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Bohemian Hymn

The Bohemian HymnIn many forms we try To utter God's infinity, But the boundless hath no form, And the Universal Friend Doth as far transcend An angel as a worm. The great Idea baffles wit, L…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Concord Hymn

Concord HymnSung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, July 4, 1837By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood …

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Boston Hymn

Boston HymnRead in Music Hall, January 1, 1863The word of the Lord by night To the watching Pilgrims came, As they sat by the seaside, And filled their hearts with flame. God said, I am tired…

Alfred's Scholars

Werfrith, Bishop of Worcester; Ethelstan and Werwulf, two Mercian priests; Plegmund (a Mercian), afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury; Asser a Welshman; Grimbald, a great French scholar, etc…

Second Khanda

Second Khanda1. People say: “Uktha, uktha,” hymns, hymns! (without knowing what uktha, hymn, means.) The hymn is truly (to be considered as) he earth, for from it all whatsoever ex…

Second Khanda

Second Khanda1. He recites the hymn, asat su me garitah sabhivegah (Rv. X, 2 7, 1), (and in it the word) satyadhvritam, the destroyer of truth. Verily, that day is truth, and as endowed with t…