There’s not a bird with lonely nest
There’s not a bird with lonely nest. Baptist Wriothesley Noel* (1799-1873).
According to JJ, p. 1162, this was found in Noel’s A Selection of Psalms and Hymns adapted chiefly for Congregational and Social Worship (1832), and in Edward Bickersteth*’s Christian Psalmody (1833). It had seven stanzas:
There’s not a bird with lonely nest In pathless wood or mountain crest, Nor meaner thing, which does not share O God! in Thy paternal care.
There’s not a being now accurst, Who did not taste Thy goodness first; And every joy the wicked see Received its origin from Thee.
Each barren crag, each desert rude, Holds Thee within its solitude; And Thou dost bless the wand’rer there Who makes his solitary...
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