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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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Ojibwe Singers: Hymns, Grief, and a Native Culture in Motion

Michael D. McNally - 2000 - 264 Seiten
...inspiration from the scene before us, as those Christian Indians united with us in the familiar lines, Shall we , whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high [Can we to men benighted The lamp of life deny?] And now we were joined by our red brethren of the Ojibway nation, singing in their own tongue, with...
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Imperialism And Music: Britain 1876-1953

Jeffrey Richards - 2001 - 534 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 deny?...
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The Year of the Genome: A Diary of the Biological Revolution

Gerald Weissmann - 2002 - 289 Seiten
...blight"'J with the old self -righteousness of the Cross, as in Reginald Heber's Hymn to a March: What tho' the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle; Though...heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone. HEBER( 1783- 1826) Another, somewhat less flattering pairing sprang to mind. Ms. Ehrenreich explained...
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The Black Sleuth

John Edward Bruce - 2002 - 126 Seiten
...lavish kindness The gifts of God are strown; The 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 deny;1 Salvation! 0 salvation! The joyful sound proclaim, Till each remotest nation Has learned Messiah's...
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Pilgrim Voices: Narrative and Authorship in Christian Pilgrimage

Simon Coleman, John Elsner - 2003 - 168 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! (English Hymnal 1933: 709 (no. 547)) 110 Written in 1817 by Reginald Heber (1783-1826), a Shropshire...
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The Imperial Horizons of British Protestant Missions, 1880-1914

Andrew N. Porter - 2003 - 250 Seiten
...Heber's (1783-1826l "From Greenland's Icy Mountains" included the verse: Can we, whose souls are lighied With wisdom from on high, Can we to men benighted The lamp of life deny? Salvation! O salvation! The joyful sound proclaim, Till each remotest nation Has learnt Messiah's name. But a...
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Musica Ecclesiae, Part 3: Part 3

Karl Kroeger, Marie Kroeger - 2004 - 256 Seiten
...sun- ny 2d Treble Bass 2. 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. 3. Shall we, whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high, Shall we, to men benighted, The lamp of...
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Wonderful Words of Life: Hymns in American Protestant History and Theology

Richard J. Mouw - 2004 - 288 Seiten
...Their land from error's chain. What tho' the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle, Tho' every prospect pleases, And only man is vile; In vain with...heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone. Shall we, whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high. Shall we to men benighted The lamp of life...
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Religious Pluralism in America: The Contentious History of a Founding Ideal

William R. Hutchison - 2003 - 276 Seiten
...call will prove burdensome. They will not show gratitude, and many will persist in their wickedness: In vain, with lavish kindness, the gifts of God are...heathen in his blindness, bows down to wood and stone. Yet we, the chosen and favored ones, must persist: Shall we, whose souls are lighted by wisdom from...
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The One Year Great Songs of Faith

Robert Kevin Brown, Mark R. Norton - 2005 - 396 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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