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Arise, in all thy splendor, Lord

Arise, in all thy splendor, Lord

Author: Sarah Slinn
Published in 36 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Arise in all Thy splendor, Lord,
Let power attend Thy gracious word;
Unveil the beauties of Thy face,
And show the glories of Thy grace.

2 Diffuse Thy light and truth abroad,
And be Thou known th’almighty God;
Make bare Thine arm, Thy power display,
While truth and grace Thy scepter sway.

3 Send forth Thy messengers of peace,
Make Satan’s reign and empire cease;
Let Thy salvation, Lord, be known,
That all the world Thy power may own.

4 Tho’ darkness o’er the earth pervades,
And men are plunged in dismal shades;
God will arise, at the set time,
On Zion, with a light divine.

5 Then nations, with His grace replete,
Shall spread their trophies at His feet;
Clothed with immortal bliss, to prove,
The power and greatness of His love.

6 O may the triumphs of Thy grace
Abound, while righteousness and peace
In mild and lovely forms display
The glories of the latter day.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9444

Author: Sarah Slinn

Slinn, Sarah. In the Gospel Magazine for July 1779 a hymn in 9 stanzas of 4 lines was given beginning "God with us! 0 glorious Name;" headed "Emanuel; or, God with us. By a Lady," and signed "S. S—N." In Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1787, st. i. ii. vi. iii. iv. with alterations, and in the order named, were given as No. 174, but without signature. In J. Dobell's New Selection, 1806, the same text is repeated as from Wood's Collection The same text was again repeated to modern hymnbooks, and is that now in common use. From D.Sedgwick's manscripts we find the signature "S. S—N." was filled in as Sarah Slinn by him, but his papers do not furnish any authority for the name, nor for the date of 1777 which he has attached thereto in his ma… Go to person page >

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First Line: Arise, in all thy splendor, Lord
Author: Sarah Slinn
Copyright: Public Domain


Arise, in all Thy splendour, Lord. Sarah Slinn. [Missions.] In J. Dobell's New Selection, &c, 1806, No. 432, pt. 2, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, 5 stanzas of which are from No. 47 of J. Griffin's Selection of Missionary & Devotional Hymns, Portsea, 1797. The hymn "Though now the nations sit beneath," was re-written for American use, by L. Bacon (q. v.) from Dobell.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



The Cyber Hymnal #9444
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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Baptist Hymnal #596


The Cyber Hymnal #9444

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