How sweet, how heavenly is the sight
How sweet, how heavenly is the sight. Joseph Swain* (1761-1796)
According to JJ, this hymn is found in Swain’s Walworth Hymns (1792, 1796). An earlier publication, however, was in Experimental Essays on Divine Subjects, in verse and prose: and hymns for social worship (1791). It had five 4-line verses, and was entitled ‘The Grace of Christian Love’:
How sweet, how heav’nly is the sight, When those that love the Lord In one another’s peace delight, And so fulfil his word.
When each can feel his brother sigh, And with him bear a part; When sorrow flows from eye to eye, And joy from heart to heart.
When, free from envy, scorn, and pride, Our wishes all above, Each can his brother’s...
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