We ask for donations here just twice a year, and this is one of those times. So, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Last month, our Hymnary website had almost 1 million visitors from around the world: people like you who love hymns. To serve our users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.

The Restoration of Israel

Arise, great God, and let thy grace

Author: James Merrick
Tune: GRACE CHURCH (Pleyel)
Published in 51 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Arise, great God, and let Thy grace
Its beams effuse on Jacob’s race:
Restore the long lost scattered band,
And call them to their native land.

2 Their misery let Thy mercy heal,
Their trespass hide, their pardon seal;
Check in mid-course Thy dreadful ire,
And bid its kindled flames expire!

3 O grant them still Thy love to share;
Incline Thine ear, accept our prayer;
Cleanse them from unbelief and sin,
And gather, too, the Gentiles in.

4 How long shall Jacob’s offspring prove
The sad suspension of Thy love?
Say, shall Thy wrath perpetual burn?
And wilt Thou ne’er, appeased, return?

5 Thy quickening Spirit now impart,
And wake to joy each grateful heart,
While Israel’s rescued tribes in Thee
Their bliss and full salvation see!

6 No longer, heavenly Sire, delay,
Thy wonted mercy now display,
And let Thy all disposing will
Thy people’s steadfast hope fulfill.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8184

Author: James Merrick

Merrick, James , M.A., was born in 1720, and educated at Oxford, where he became a Fellow of Trinity College. He entered Holy Orders, but his health would not admit of parish work. He died at Reading, 1769. His publications include:— (1) Messiah, a Divine Essay. Humbly dedicated to the Reverend the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the Visitors of the Free School in Reading. By James Merrick, Ætat. 14, Senior Scholar of the School at their last Terminal Visitation, the 7th of October, 1734. Reading. (2) The Destruction of Troy. Translated from the Greek of Tryphiodorus into English Verse, with Notes, &c. 1742. (3) Poems on Sacred Subjects. Oxford . 1763. (4) The Psalms of David Translated or Paraphrased in English Verse… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Arise, great God, and let thy grace
Title: The Restoration of Israel
Author: James Merrick
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8184
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #8184

Include 50 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.