Achor's Vale, a Door of Hope

From tribulation's gloomy vale

Author: George Richards
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 From tribulation's gloomy vale,
where Jesus bow'd, where Jesus bled,
The suff'ring, conq'ring Lamb of God,
Shall lift on high, his glorious head.

2 For rebel man, the Saviour died:
For man, he burst the rocky tomb;
And opes, by death, a door of hope,
That enters on the world to come.

3 The bow, the sword, the sting of death,
Christ Jesus' death has took away;
And Achor's vale, this vale of tears,
Now beams with everlasting day.

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

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: From tribulation's gloomy vale
Title: Achor's Vale, a Door of Hope
Author: George Richards
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #A21

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #LXXXIX

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Sacred Poetry #94

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #188

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #188

Universalist Hymn Book #d129

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