Refreshed by gentle slumbers

Refreshed by gentle slumbers. JJohann Kaspar Lavater* (1741-1801), translated by Henrietta Joan Fry* (1799-1860).  We have not been able to discover the publication details of this hymn (the Editors would welcome any information). Although Henrietta Fry translated many hymns by Lavater, this one was not found in The Pastor’s Legacy; or Devotional Fragments from the German of Lavater (Bristol and London, 1842: thanks to Lucy Saint-Smith, Society of Friends Library, London, for this information). It has a remarkable similarity to a poem in Fry’s Echoes of Eternity (Bath, n.d.), a translation from Lavater entitled ‘On the Setting Sun’, which contains the lines:  Thy mercy gives our eyelids...

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