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  • Oh Jesus, they have built these churches for the sake of their own glory, and embellished them with silk and melted gold.... They left the bodies of Thy chosen poor wrapped in tattered raiment in the cold night.... They filled the sky with the smoke of burning candles and incense and left the bodies of Thy faithful worshipers empty of bread.... They raised their voices with hymns of praise, but deafened themselves to the cry and moan of the widows and orphans. Come again, Oh Living Jesus, and drive the vendors of Thy faith from Thy sacred temple, for they have turned it into a dark cave where vipers of hypocrisy and falsehood crawl and abound.
    (Kahlil Gibran)
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  • Our love was new, and then but in the spring
    When I was wont to greet it with my lays,
    As Philomel in summer's front doth sing,
    And stops her pipe in growth of riper days-
    Not that the summer is less pleasant now
    Than when her mournful hymns did hush the night,
    But that wild music burthens every bough,
    And sweets grown common lose their dear delight.
    (William Shakespeare, "")
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  • I never force myself to be devout except when I feel so inspired, and never compose hymns of prayers unless I feel within me real and true devotion.
    (Franz Schubert)
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  • The Psalms, the anthology of the hymns of Israel, are still used by Christians.
    (Kenneth Scott Latourette)
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  • Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.
    (Aeschylus)
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  • You know when you're young you think you will always be. As you become more fragile, you reflect and you realize how much comfort can come from the past. Hymns can carry you into the future.
    (Andy Griffith)
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  • Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns, for in ceasing to be numbered with mortals he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life.
    (Plutarch)
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  • But nowadays hymns are the norm, because people don't have much else to sing.
    (Richard Morris)
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  • I am atheist in a very religious mould. I'm always asking myself the big questions. Where did we come from? Is there a meaning to all of this? When I find myself in church, I edit the hymns as I sing them.
    (Mark Haddon)
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  • Seated upon the convex mound Of one vast kidney, Jonah prays And sings his canticles and hymns, Making the hollow vault resound Gods goodness and mysterious ways, Till the great fish spouts music as he swims.
    (Aldous Huxley)
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  • The democratic and pedestrian character of the new Mass itself seems to invite the ditties that pass for hymns these days.
    (Richard Morris)
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  • It's part of what I do at my piano - the hymns. And then I write.
    (Jessi Colter)
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  • Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
    (The Bible)
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  • Sing the old Latin hymns of peace and love
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    (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "")
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  • My poems are hymns of praise to the glory of life.
    (Dame Edith Sitwell)
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