As Jordan rolls his wave

As Jordan rolls his wave

Author: George Richards
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 As Jordan rolls his wave,
Around Christ Jesus' head,
Methinks I see the Saviour's grave;
And Christ among the dead.

2 Shall death confine the Lord?
Or hold the King of men?
He bursts the tomb, he quits the grave,
And opes the Tyrant's den.

3 All glorious, see him rise
Triumphant o'er his foes:
Against the dwelling of the strong,
Ariel, Jesus goes.

4 Hail, Judah's lion, hail!
The vict'ry, Lord, is thine:
And death subdu'd—and hell itself
The rpey to thee resign.

5 O, for a song of praise,
Immortal as thy fame:
But Heav'n in solemn silence kneels
Before th' Almighty Lamb.

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

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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Author: George Richards
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