O North, with all thy vales of green

O North, with all thy vales of green. William Cullen Bryant* (1794-1878).   This was Hymn XIX in Bryant’s Hymns (1864). It was headed ‘Thou hast put all things under his feet’ (from Psalm 8: 6, quoted in 1 Corinthians 15: 27 and Ephesians 1; 22). It had four stanzas:  Oh, North, with all thy vales of green! Oh, South, with all thy palms!From peopled towns and fields between Uplift the voice of psalms.Raise, ancient East! the anthem high,And let the youthful West reply.  Lo! in the clouds of Heaven appears God’s well-beloved Son;He brings a train of brighter years; His kingdom is begun;He comes a guilty world to blessWith mercy, truth, and righteousness.  Oh, Father! haste the promised...

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