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Like Noah’s weary dove

Like Noah’s weary dove.  William Augustus Muhlenberg* (1796-1877). This imaginative treatment of Genesis 8: 8-9 was one of the hymns contributed by Muhlenberg to the 1826 hymnal of the Episcopal Church in America entitled The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church in the United States of America, known as the ‘Prayer Book Collection’. It had five stanzas: Like Noah’s weary dove,   That soared the earth around, But not a resting-place above   The cheerless waters found. O cease, my wandering soul,   On restless wings to roam; All the wide world to either pole,   Has not for thee a home. Behold the Ark of God,   Behold the...

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