Father

Father of angels and of men

Author: George Richards
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Father, of Angels and of men,
Of nature and of grace, the Lord,
Be thou in one eternal strain,
By all thy various works ador'd.

2 From heav'n to earth, from earth to heav'n,
Through worlds above and worlds below,
Thy boundless mercies freely giv'n,
In tides of bliss forever flow.

3 Sing O ye heav'ns! burst into praise
Thou earth, and let the anthem roll,
'Till rocks and tombs shall hear the lays,
And light and life embrace the whole.

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

Author: George Richards

Richards, George, born near Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1755. For some years he was Purser and Chaplain in the United States Navy, and also taught a school in Boston. In 1789 he became an Universalist preacher, ministered at Portsmouth, New Haven, 1793-1809, and from 1809 in Philadelphia, where, his mind having given way under trouble, he died by his own hand, March 16, 1816. With S. Lane he edited the Universalist Hymn Book, published at Boston, 1792. This was one of the earliest collections of that body. It contained 49 of Richards's hymns. In 1801 he published A Collection of Hymns, Dover, New Hampshire, which contained 6 additional hymns by himself, and in 1806, also at Dover, a second edition of the same, greatly enlarged, with anothe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father of angels and of men
Title: Father
Author: George Richards
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #85

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Christian Hymns #17

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #A17

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #LIV

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The Psalms of Life #122

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