And why will God neglect my call?

And why will God neglect my call?

Author: Joel Barlow
Tune: BIRMINGHAM (Holyoke)
Published in 1 hymnal

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And why will God neglect my call?
Or who shall profit by my fall,
When life departs and love expires.
Can dust and darkness praise the Lord?
Or wake and brighten at his word,
And tune the harp of heav'nly choirs?

Source: Harmonia Americana: containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music; with a variety of airs, suitable fore divine worship and the use of musical societies; consisting of three and four parts #81

Author: Joel Barlow

Barlow, Joel, born at Reading, Connecticut, 1755 [sic], graduated at Yale 1778, and died near Cracow, Poland, 1812, He was well known as an author and politician during and after the American Revolution. His publications include Hasty Pudding; Columbia, &c. In 1785, at the request of the (Congregational) General Association of Connecticut, he corrected and enlarged Dr. Watts's Psalms, supplying those omitted by Watts, and adapting the whole to American thought and circumstances. This work, published in 1786, went through various editions, and, although officially superseded by Dwight in 1800, it continued to be issued for many years after. Its title is somewhat curious as setting forth its design. It reads:— Psalms carefully suited to the… Go to person page >

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First Line: And why will God neglect my call?
Author: Joel Barlow
Language: English
Publication Date: 1791
Copyright: Public Domain
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