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Eternal God, How They're Increased

Eternal God, how they're increased

Author: Cotton Mather (1718)
Tune: WORCESTER (Playford)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Eternal God, how they’re increased
Who greatly trouble me!
How many are the men that stand
In triumph over me!

2. Many there be who ever are
Saying unto my soul,
There’s no salvation to be had
For him in God at all.

3. But now about me Thou’rt a shield
O Thou eternal God;
Thou art my Glory, and Thou art
Th’Uplifter of my head.

4. I laid me down, and took my sleep,
And then I did awake;
Because that the eternal God
Sustained me all along.

5. Salvation is what does belong
To the eternal God;
On those that are Thy people is
Thy benediction still.

Author: Cotton Mather

Mather, Cotton, D.D., son of Increase Mather, D.D., a Puritan divine, was born at Boston, New England, in 1663, and died in 1728. He was educated at Harvard College, and was for sometime a pastor in Boston. He received his D.D. from Glasgow University, and he was F.R.S. (London.) His principal work was Christi Americana, or, an Ecclesiastical History of New England, from its Planting in 1620 to 1838. He was noted also for his work on Witchcraft entitled The Wonders of the Invisible World, &c, 1736. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Eternal God, how they're increased
Title: Eternal God, How They're Increased
Author: Cotton Mather (1718)
Source: Psalterium Americanum, 1718
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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