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Refreshed By Sleep, That Sovereign Balm – a hymn on “Morning” by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=40176 Refreshed By Sleep, That Sovereign Balm – a hymn on "Morning" by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842) 2021-10-29 08:39:39 "Refresh'd by sleep, that sov'reign balm" by Penina Moïse, published in 1842, appears under the subject "Morning" as Hymn 48 in <em><a href="/?p=39305">Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina</a></em> (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), pp. 51-52. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Ḳahal Ḳadosh Beth Elohim (Charleston, South Carolina) Penina Moïse https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ Birkhot haShaḥar 19th century C.E. waking 57th century A.M. English vernacular prayer South Carolina hymns paraliturgical elohai neshamah ABAB rhyming scheme
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Refresh’d by sleep, that sov’reign balm,
Which best can human woes assuage;
My spirit feels a holy calm,
And pious thoughts my soul engage.
That soul which but the previous hour
Had in the world of dreams been lost;
And perch’d on many a thornless flower,
Which fields of fancy only boast,
Return’d from its wild pilgrimage;
Sings first unto the Lord of light—
A heav’nly bird in mortal cage,
Preparing for its final flight.
Hear it, thou, eternal God!
And grant the blessing it may crave;
Cherish it, while on earth’s abode,
Receive it, when beyond the grave.
Too often in this narrow vale,
Its note is saddened by distress;
But whether joy or grief prevail,
Thy name it shall for ever bless.
And when it struggles to be free,
What then is its exalted aim?
To reach that immortality,
Where angel-hosts thy praise proclaim.

“Refresh’d by sleep, that sov’reign balm” by Penina Moïse, published in 1842, appears under the subject “Morning” as Hymn 48 in Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), pp. 51-52. –Aharon Varady

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