Treasure Island

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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Slow spreads the gloom my soul desires--
The sun from India's shore retires--
To EVAN'S banks with temp'rate ray,
Home of my youth! he leads the day.
O banks to me for ever dear!
O stream, whose murmurs still I hear!
All, all my hopes of bliss reside

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