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Before the awful throne we bow

Before the awful throne we bow

Author: Thomas Jervis
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Before the awful throne we bow
Of heav'ns Eternal King;
To him present the solemn vow,
And hymns of praises sing.

2 How weak, great God, our nobles songs
To magnify thy ways!
Nor human nor angelick tongues
Can shew forth all thy praise.

3 Yet be it now our chief delight
Our feeble notes to join,
Until with angels we unite
In anthems more divine.

4 Nor from thy presence cast away
The off'ring that we bring;
Lord! teach our hearts aright to pray,
And tune our lips to sing.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXVI

Author: Thomas Jervis

Jervis, Thomas, son of a Presbyterian Minister of the same name, was born at Ipswich in 1748, and educated for the Ministry at Hoxton. In 1770 he was appointed classical and mathematical tutor at the Exeter Academy. From 1772 to 1783 he was tutor to the sons of the Earl of Shelburne, at Bowood, where Dr. Priestley was librarian. In the latter year Jervis succeeded Dr. A. Rees at St. Thomas's Southwark, moving in 1796, after the death of Dr. Kippis, to the Princes' St. Chapel, Westminster. From 1808 to 1818 he was minister at the Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds. After his retirement he lived in the neighbourhood of London, and died there in 1833. Jervis was one of the four editors of A Collection of Hymns & Psalms for Public & Private Worship, Londo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Before the awful throne we bow
Author: Thomas Jervis

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #23Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXVITextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXVIPage Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #467Page Scan
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