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All in All

Come, though we can truly sing

Author: John Murray
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Cone, tho' we can truly sing,
In our flesh dwells no good thing;
Yet on him who gives us all,
We're embolden'd still to call.

2 Blind, and foolish once were we,
Christ our wisdom now we see;
In this wisdom we confide,
By this we are justifi'd;

3 Once in breaking God's command,
Doom'd to death beneath his hand;
Now we're call'd to own, and bless,
Jesus Christ our righteousness.

4 Without purity of heart
Truth divine will say depart,
But this holiness we find,
In the Saviour of mankind.

5 Many, mighty are our foes!
Human these, angelic those,
Where for refuge shall we flee?
Christ our great redemption see!

6 Seraphs, flames of sacred fire,
View this myst'ry with desire;
Hark! the bright enraptur'd throng
Catch, and raise the grateful song.

7 O ye thrones of heav'nly light,
Since you're sav'd from endless night,
And since we are rais'd to you,
Let us still the song pursue.



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

Author: John Murray

Murray, Rev. John. (Alton, Hants, England, December 10, 1741--September 3, 11815, Boston, Massachusetts). As a young man he joined the Universalist church in London which had been gathered by James Relly. In 1770 he emigrated to America, bringing with him a copy of the collection Christian Hymns, Poems, and Sacred SOngs, sacred to the praise of God, our Saviour, published by Relly earlier in that year. This book was reprinted for Murray in 1776 at Burlington, New Jersey, and a second reprint in 1782 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in which five hymns by "J.M." were included. These were the earliest Universalist hymns written in America. Murray is regarded as the founder of the Universalist denomination in the United States and was minister of… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, though we can truly sing
Title: All in All
Author: John Murray
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #39

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #136

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CXCVI

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The Gospel Hymn Book #186

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