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Come, ye that know and fear the Lord

Come, ye that know and fear the Lord

Author: George Burder
Tune: DOWNS (Mason)
Published in 206 hymnals

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1 Come, ye that know and fear the Lord!
And raise your souls above:
Let every heart and voice accord
To sing that—God is love.

2 This precious truth his Word declares,
And all his mercies prove;
While Christ, th' atoning Lamb, appears,
To show that—God is love.

3 Behold, his loving-kindness waits
For those who from him rove,
Till mighty grace their heart subdues
To teach them—God is love.

4 The work begun is carried on
By power from heav'n above;
And ev'ry step, from first to last,
Proclaims that—God is love.

5 In all his doctrines and commands,
His counsels and designs—
In ev'ry work his hands have framed,
His love supremely shines.

6 O! may we all, while here below,
This best of blessings prove,
Till warmer hearts, in brighter worlds,
Shall sing that God is love.

Source: The Brethren Hymnal: A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs suited for Song Service in Christian Worship, for Church Service, Social Meetings and Sunday Schools #4

Author: George Burder

Burder, George, born in London, June 5, 1752, and trained as an engraver. At the age of 24 he commenced preaching with the Calvinist Methodists, but subsequently joined the Congregationalists,and was pastor sucessively at Lancaster, Coventry, and Fetter Lane, London. He was one of the active founders of the Religious Tract, the London Missionary, and the British and Foreign Bible Societies, and some time editor of the Evangelical Magazine. He died May 29, 1832. His works include Village Sermons, 1704; Sea Sermons, 1821; Cottage Sermons, 1826, and others. He is known to hymnology by his Collection of Hymns from various Authors, intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts, &c, 1784. (Preface dated Nov. 20, 1784.) It had attained to the 25th edition… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, ye that know and fear the Lord
Author: George Burder
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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