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Helen Maria Williams

(1761 - 15 December 1827 / England)


  • ''In each event of life, how clear
    Thy ruling hand I see!
    Each blessing to my soul more dear,
    Because conferred by Thee.''
    Helen Maria Williams (18th century), hymn-writer. Published in The Sacred Harp (1991). "While thee I seek, protecting Pow'r," l. 9-12 (1790).
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Ode to Peace


She comes, benign enchantress, heav'n born PEACE!
With mercy beaming in her radiant eye;
She bids the horrid din of battle cease,
And at her glance the savage passions die.
'Tis Nature's festival, let earth rejoice,
And pour to Liberty exulting songs,
In distant regions, with according voice,

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