Mediator of the New Testament

All gracious Lord, we sing thy love

Author: George Richards
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 All gracious Lord, we sing thy love,
A love more strong than death:
The testament divine was seal'd,
With thy expiring breath.

2 Hail, Mediator, Saviour, hail!
We bless the ransom giv'n;
For us, for all, was freely paid,
The richest blood of heav'n.

3 By thee, O Christ, from death redeem'd,
Thy blood must sure prevail;
Nor death in bondage to the foe,
Shall cause our life to fail.

4 Wake then a song, the noblest song—
Let heav'n and earth rejoice,
The dead shall live—the graves shall hear
Salvation in thy voice.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CLXXXV

Author: George Richards

Richards, George, born near Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1755. For some years he was Purser and Chaplain in the United States Navy, and also taught a school in Boston. In 1789 he became an Universalist preacher, ministered at Portsmouth, New Haven, 1793-1809, and from 1809 in Philadelphia, where, his mind having given way under trouble, he died by his own hand, March 16, 1816. With S. Lane he edited the Universalist Hymn Book, published at Boston, 1792. This was one of the earliest collections of that body. It contained 49 of Richards's hymns. In 1801 he published A Collection of Hymns, Dover, New Hampshire, which contained 6 additional hymns by himself, and in 1806, also at Dover, a second edition of the same, greatly enlarged, with anothe… Go to person page >

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First Line: All gracious Lord, we sing thy love
Title: Mediator of the New Testament
Author: George Richards
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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