O Still in Accents Sweet

Representative Text

1 O still in accents sweet and strong
Sounds forth the ancient word,
"More reapers for white harvest fields,
More laborers for the Lord."

2 We hear the call; in dreams no more
In selfish ease we lie,
But, girded for our Father's work,
Go forth beneath His sky.

3 Where prophets' word, and martyrs' blood,
And prayers of saints were sown,
We, to their labors entering in,
Would reap where they have strown.

4 O Thou whose call our hearts has stirred,
To do Thy will we come;
Thrust in our sickles at Thy word,
And bear our harvest home.

Amen.

The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895

Author: Samuel Longfellow

Longfellow, Samuel, B. A., brother of the Poet, was born at Portland, Maine, June 18, 1819, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in Arts in 1839, and in Theology in 1846. On receiving ordination as an Unitarian Minister, he became Pastor at Fall River, Massachusetts, 1848; at Brooklyn, 1853; and at Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1860. In 1846 he edited, with the Rev. S. Johnson (q. v.), A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. This collection was enlarged and revised in 1848. In 1859 his Vespers was published, and in 1864 the Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit , under the joint editorship of the Rev. S. Johnson and himself. His Life of his brother, the Poet Longfellow, was published in 1886. To the works named he contributed the follow… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O still in accents sweet and strong
Title: O Still in Accents Sweet
Author: Samuel Longfellow
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. MARK (Gauntlett)


BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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ST. ETHELDREDA

Thomas Turton (b. Hatfield, Yorkshire, England, 1780; d. Westminster, Middlesex, England, 1864) composed ST. ETHELDREDA in 1860; it was published in James Turle's Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship (1863). Educated at Catharine Hall, Cambridge, England, Turton became a professor of mathematics at C…

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A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d136

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Christian Life Songs #146

Christian Science Hymnal (Rev. and enl.) #242

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Christian Song #257

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #517

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Church Hymns and Tunes #346

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Common Praise #514

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Forest Songs for Chautauqua Assemblies #d35

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Gloria Deo #546

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #551

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Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #181

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d566

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #598

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #598

Hymns and Songs #bd32

Hymns and Songs II #d32

Hymns and Songs IV #abd32

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Hymns for the Church #297

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Hymns for the Living Age #337

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #1001

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Hymns of the Church Universal #637

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Hymns of the Spirit #575

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #449

Hymns of Worship and Service #d364

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Hymns of Worship and Service #367

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Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #367

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Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #297

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Hymns of Worship and Service #367

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Hymns of Worship and Service #297

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Hymns of Worship and Service. (Chapel ed.) #297

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In Excelsis #564

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In Excelsis #a564

Laudent Omnes #d143

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Laudes Domini #476

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Laudes Domini #898

Lyra Sacra Americana #d145

Mission Songs #d95

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Missionary Hymns #37

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #945

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Rose of Sharon Hymns #589

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Services for Congregational Worship. The New Hymn and Tune Book #490

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #451

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #324

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad825

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b939

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #939

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #939

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Songs for the Sanctuary #939

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Songs for the Sanctuary #939

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Songs for the Sanctuary #939

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Songs of Delight, for the Sunday School #79

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Songs of Praise and Service #133

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Songs of the Christian Life #340

Standard Church Hymns and Gospel Songs #d217

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Standard Songs #121

Standard Songs. Special ed. #d108

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Sunday School Hymnal #143

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Sursum Corda #634

The A. M. E. Zion Hymnal #300

The American Hymnal #d438

The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d285

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The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #342

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #813

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #262.813

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The Baptist Hymn Book #813

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The Baptist Praise Book #1175

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #538

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The Chapel Hymnal #170

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The Chapel Hymnal #170

The Children's Hymnal #d213

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #490

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The Church Hymnary #785

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The Cyber Hymnal #5341

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The Evangelical Hymnal #403

The Friends' Hymnal #d467

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a536

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a546

The Gospel Praise Book #d321

The Harvard University Hymn Book #d184

The Haverford School Hymnal #d242

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The Haverford School Hymnal #170

The Hill School Hymnal and Service Book #d184

The Hour of Praise #d44

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The Hymnal #358

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The Hymnal of Praise #326

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The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #323

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The Hymnal #355

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The Hymnal #358

The King's Praises No. 3 #d91

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The Master's Praise #90

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