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" What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's. isle ; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile : In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are strown : The heathen in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 254
1926
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The Boston Sunday School Hymn Book: With Devotional Exercises

Lewis Glover Pray - Hymns, English - 1844 - 180 pages
...the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle! Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile ; In vain with lavish kindness, The gifts of God are...heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. 3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted By wisdom from on high— Shall we to men benighted, The lamp of...
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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...the spicy breezes Blow soft on Ceylon's isle, Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile ; In vain, with lavish kindness, The gifts of God are...Heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. Shall we whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high ; Shall we to man benighted The lamp of life...
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Church Psalmody: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship

Lowell Mason, David Greene - Hymns, English - 1844 - 576 pages
...o'er Ceylon's isle — Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile ? — In vain, with larish kindness, The gifts of God are strown ; The heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. 3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted By wisdom from on high — Shall we to man benighted The lamp of...
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Service Book for the Use of the Church of the Disciple: Taken Principally ...

James Freeman Clarke - Unitarian Universalist churches - 1844 - 183 pages
...Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile ; In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God we strown ; The heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. 3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted By wisdom from on high — Shall we to men benighted, The lamp...
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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship

Cheshire Pastoral Association (Cheshire, Conn.) - Hymns, English - 1845 - 454 pages
...spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle ; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile ; In vain, with lavish kindness, The gifts of God are...heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. 3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted By wisdom from on high, Shall we to men benighted The lamp of life...
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A Manual of Prayer for Public and Private Worship: With a Collection of Hymns

William Greenleaf Eliot - Hymns, English - 1845 - 304 pages
...spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle ; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile ; In vain, with lavish kindness, The gifts of God are...heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone. 3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted By wisdom from on high, Shall we to men benighted The lamp of life...
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The Modern Poetical Speaker; Or, a Collection of Pieces Adapted for ...

Modern poetical speaker, Fanny Bury PALLISER - 1845
...spicy breezes, Blow soft o'er Ceylon's * isle, Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile : In vain, with lavish kindness, The gifts of God are...heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. Can we, whose souls are lighted "With wisdom from on high, Can we to man benighted The lamp of life...
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The Missionary Herald, Volume 19

Congregational churches - 1823
...o'er Ceylon's isle, Tho' every prospect pleases, And only man is vile; In vain with lavish kindnen The gifts of God are strown; The heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone. Shall we whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high, Shall we to men benightea The lamp of life...
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The Meaning and End of Religion

Wilfred Cantwell Smith - Religion - 1991 - 340 pages
...the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle, Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile; In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are...heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone. The hymn had extremely wide use in the English-speaking Protestant church for a time. Later, however,...
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The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion

Glenn C. Wilcox - Music - 1993 - 392 pages
...every prospect please*, And only man is vile ; In vain, with lavish kindness. The gifts of God ore strown ; The heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. 3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high, Shall we, to men benighted, The lamp...
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