Nursery Rhymes

Voice that Breathed O'er Eden

Voice that Breathed O'er Eden Lyrics and Music

The rousing words and lyrics of the revered hymn begin with "The voice that breathed o'er Eden, that earliest wedding day, The primal wedding blessing, it hath not passed away" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Voice that Breathed O'er Eden" hymn were written by its English author John Keble. The author of the hymn, John Keble, was born on April 25, 1792 and died on March 29, 1866. The invigorating music that accompanies the "Voice that Breathed O'er Eden" song of praise was composed by John Stainer The composer of the music to the "Voice that Breathed O'er Eden" hymn, John Stainer, was born on June 6, 1840 and died on March 31, 1901. We have placed "Voice that Breathed O'er Eden" in the category of Wedding Songs. Enjoy the uplifting lyrics of this popular Christian song and sacred church hymn.

Voice that Breathed O'er Eden Hymn
Title: Voice that Breathed O'er Eden *** Name of Composer: John Stainer *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: John Keble *** Hymns Category: Wedding Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the sincere words of the "Voice that Breathed O'er Eden" lyrics, John Keble (April 25, 1792-March 29, 1866), was born in Fairford, Gloucestershire, England and achieved fame as a vicar and hymn writer. Keble was also a professor of poetry at Oxford.

Voice that Breathed O'er Eden Lyrics

The voice that breathed o'er Eden, that earliest wedding day,
The primal wedding blessing, it hath not passed away.
Still in the pure espousal of Christian man and maid
The Holy Three are with us, the threefold grace is said.

For dower of blessèd children,
For love and faith's sweet sake,
For high mysterious union
Which naught on earth may break.

Be present, awful Father, to give away this bride
As Thou gav'st Eve to Adam, a helpmate at his side.
Be present, Son of Mary, to join their loving hands
As Thou didst bind two natures in Thine eternal bands.

Be present, Holy Spirit, to bless them as they kneel,
As Thou for Christ, the Bridegroom, the heav'nly Spouse dost seal.
O spread Thy pure wing o'er them, let no ill power find place
When onward to Thine altar their hallowed path they trace.

To cast their crowns before Thee in perfect sacrifice,
Till to the home of gladness with Christ's own Bride they rise.
To Father, Son, and Spirit, eternal One and Three,
And was and is forever, all praise and glory be.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Voice that Breathed O'er Eden", John Stainer (June 6, 1840-March 31, 1901), was born in London, England and became famous as a composer, Church organist, chorister and professor of music at Oxford University.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Voice that Breathed O'er Eden
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Keble (April 25, 1792 to March 29, 1866)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: John Stainer (June 6, 1840 to March 31, 1901)
Hymn Category: Wedding Songs
First Line of Hymn: "The voice that breathed o'er Eden, that earliest wedding day, The primal wedding blessing, it hath not passed away"
First Publication Date: 1857

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