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Oh! Thou Whose Shrine the Sweetest Incense Bears, a hymn on “Charity” by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=40061 Oh! Thou Whose Shrine the Sweetest Incense Bears, a hymn on "Charity" by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842) 2021-10-26 17:23:21 "Oh! thou, whose shrine the sweetest incense bears," by Penina Moïse, published in 1842, appears under the subject "Charity" as Hymn 37 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. 40-41. 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/ קטורת Ḳetoret 57th century A.M. English vernacular prayer חסד Ḥesed lovingkindness South Carolina hymns AABBCC rhyming scheme 19th century C.E.
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Oh! thou, whose shrine the sweetest incense bears,
Which human gratitude for God prepares;
Exalted Charity! in whom we trace,
Mercy’s twin-attribute and sister-grace;
Thy name we glorify, thy praise prolong,
Whose power changeth mourning into song.
‘Tis thine, Benevolence! with soft control,
To draw the arrow from the stricken soul;
To fly unbidden to thy brother’s aid,
And balm the wound by cruel fortune made;
O’er widowed worth thy shelt’ring wings to spread,
And cheer the drooping children of the dead.
Oft by the cypress of the parent’s tomb,
The orphan’s bud of hope is seen to bloom;
Thy smile the beam, thy tear the gentle dew,
That brighter make the infant-blossom’s hue.
Oh! not less kind shall mercy prove above,
To those who follow here, her law of love.

“Oh! thou, whose shrine the sweetest incense bears,” by Penina Moïse, published in 1842, appears under the subject “Charity” as Hymn 37 in Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), pp. 40-41. –Aharon Varady

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