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" What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile : In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are strown; The heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone. "
Hymns of the Church New and Old - Seite 258
herausgegeben von - 1912 - 684 Seiten
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The Meaning and End of Religion

Wilfred Cantwell Smith - 1991 - 340 Seiten
...Methodist Hymn-Book, with tunes, London, Wesleyan Conference Office, 1904, number 770, runs as follows: What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's...heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone. The hymn had extremely wide use in the English-speaking Protestant church for a time. Later, however,...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - 1993 - 520 Seiten
...July 1755, The Complete Poor Richard Almanacks, facsimile ed., vol. 2, p. 270 (1970). 1147 What tho' the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile? REGINALD HEBER, "From Greenland's Icy Mountains" (hymn), From Greenland's Icy Mountains, p. 23...
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When Toys Come Alive: Narratives of Animation, Metamorphosis, and Development

Lois R. Kuznets - 1994 - 257 Seiten
...wood" (94). She quotes the hymn sung at the missionaries' service, "In vain with lavish kindness I The Gifts of God are strown, / The heathen in his blindness / Bows down to wood and stone, " and comments, "But I felt that this hymn could teach me little after my experiences on the Island."...
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The One Year Book of Hymns

Robert K. Brown, Mark R. Norton, Randy Petersen, William J. Petersen - 1995 - 750 Seiten
...land from error's chain. What though the spicy breezes, Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle; Though ev'ry prospect pleases. And only man is vile? In vain, with...heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. Can we, whose souls are lighted By wisdom from on high, Can we to men benighted The lamp of life deny?...
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The Romance of the Word: One Man's Love Affair with Theology : Three Books

Robert Farrar Capon - 1995 - 373 Seiten
...history, caught on to the rather arrogant transactionalism that vitiated an otherwise noble movement. Can we whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on...high, Can we to men benighted The lamp of life deny? (1819) Fling out the banner! sin-sick souls That sink and perish in the strife, Shall touch in faith...
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Daily Life in Victorian England

Sally Mitchell - 1996 - 311 Seiten
...many an ancient river, From many a palmy plain, They call us to deliver Their land from error's chain. What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's...heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone. Can we, whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high, Can we to men benighted The lamp of life...
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The Fifth Gospel: Isaiah in the History of Christianity

John F. A. Sawyer, John Frederick Adam Sawyer - 1996 - 281 Seiten
...missionaries towards the peoples of the Third World: What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Java's isle, Though every prospect pleases And only man is...In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are strewn, The heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone.75 Isaiah's global perspective can...
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On Sidesaddles to Heaven: The Women of the Rocky Mountain Mission

Laurie Winn Carlson - 1998 - 256 Seiten
...many an ancient river, From many a palmy plain, They call us to deliver Their land from error's chain. Can we whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on...to men benighted The lamp of life deny? Salvation! O salvation! The joyful sound proclaim, Till each remotest nation Has learned Messiah's Name. It spreads...
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Comrades at Odds: The United States and India, 1947-1964

Andrew Jon Rotter, Charles a Dana Professor of History Andrew J Rotter - 2000 - 337 Seiten
...hymnals and sang Bishop Reginald Heber's "From Greenland's Icy Mountains," which included this verse: What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's...heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone. After they sang, congregants might contribute a few coins to save starving South Asians.19 Hinduism...
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Praying Twice: The Music and Words of Congregational Song

Brian A. Wren - 2000 - 422 Seiten
...many an ancient river, from many a palmy plain, they call us to deliver their land from error's chain. Can we, whose souls are lighted with wisdom from on...high, can we to men benighted the lamp of life deny? Similarly, the last thing today's British (and kindred) worshipers need is an imperialist mind-set...
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