Almighty God, eternal Lord, Thy gracious power

Almighty God, eternal Lord, Thy gracious power

Published in 28 hymnals

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First Line: Almighty God, eternal Lord, Thy gracious power


Almighty God, Eternal Lord. [Before a Sermon.] A cento mainly from hymns by C. Wesley as given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book 1780. The first stanza is from "Come, O Thou all victorious Lord," stanza i., the 2nd, from "Thou Son of God, Whose flaming eyes," stanza v., the 4th, from "Father of all in whom alone;" and the 3rd and 5th, possibly by the compiler. As the cento has not been traced to an earlier date than Cotterill's Selection, 1805, No. 71, it was probably compiled by Cotterill from the Wesleyan Hymn Book. To modern collections in Great Britain it is almost entirely unknown, but its use in America is somewhat extensive. The concluding line, "And faith be lost in sight," anticipated Dr. Neale's "Till hope be lost in sight," in Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1875, No. 226, st. iv., and other hymnals. The history of the hymns from which this cento is compiled may be found under their respective first lines. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 28 of 28)
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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #304

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #304

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d13

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d22

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #93

The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d9

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The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #322

The New Harp of Columbia #d3

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #59

The Southern Psalmist #d18

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d21

Union Hymns. Rev. #d11

Union Hymns. Rev. #d12

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