Far hence each superstition vain

Far hence each superstition vain

Author: James Merrick
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Far hence, each superstition vain,
Wild offspring of the human brain!
The truths, that fill thy hallow'd page,
My happier choice, great God! engage.

2 O ever faithful to thy word,
Do thou thy vital strength afford;
Thy help impart, eternal Sire!
Nor let my hope in shame expire.

3 Sustain'd by thy almighty aid,
What danger shall my soul invade?
Nor error's cloud, nor arts of sin
My soul from thy obedience win.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #205

Author: James Merrick

Merrick, James , M.A., was born in 1720, and educated at Oxford, where he became a Fellow of Trinity College. He entered Holy Orders, but his health would not admit of parish work. He died at Reading, 1769. His publications include:— (1) Messiah, a Divine Essay. Humbly dedicated to the Reverend the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the Visitors of the Free School in Reading. By James Merrick, Ætat. 14, Senior Scholar of the School at their last Terminal Visitation, the 7th of October, 1734. Reading. (2) The Destruction of Troy. Translated from the Greek of Tryphiodorus into English Verse, with Notes, &c. 1742. (3) Poems on Sacred Subjects. Oxford . 1763. (4) The Psalms of David Translated or Paraphrased in English Verse… Go to person page >

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First Line: Far hence each superstition vain
Author: James Merrick

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Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d35

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d135

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