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Can truth divine fulfillment fail

Can truth divine fulfillment fail

Author: T. H. Stockton
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 Can truth divine fulfillment fail?
Sooner shall star-crowned nature die!
Truth is the very breath of God--
Part of his own eternity.

2 Earth's every pulse may cease to flow,
And every voice be heard no more;
The forest crumble on the mount--
The sea corrupt upon the shore;--

3 The moon's supply of light expire,
The sun itself grow dense with gloom,
And fairer systems, sphered afar,
Dissolving, own the common doom.

4 But long as stands Jehovah's throne,
Long as his being shall endure,
So long the truth his lips proclaim
Remains inviolably sure.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #79

Author: T. H. Stockton

Stockton, Thomas Hewlings, D.D. (Mount Holly, New Jersey, June 4, 1808--October 9, 1868, Philadelphia). The son of William S., founder and editor of The Wesleyan Repository, 1821, and Elizabeth S. (Hewlings) Stockton. Largely educated in private schools, after studying medicine for a time and spending some five years following literary pursuits, he was admitted to the Maryland Annual Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church. A voluminous writer, he became one of the most eloquent preachers of the nineteenth century in America. When but twenty-five years of age he was elected chaplain of the House of Representatives, Congress of the United States, serving in that capacity the sessions of 1835-1836, 1859-1860, 1861-1862, and in 1862 was… Go to person page >

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First Line: Can truth divine fulfillment fail
Author: T. H. Stockton



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d102

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Devotional hymns #S26

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #33

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #33

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #43

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #43

The Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal #d54

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #784

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The Voice of Praise #79

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