Isaac, at Peace with Philistia

God hath given to Isaac room

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 God hath givn' to Isaac room—
See Philistines friendly come;
Hark! they hail one common Lord;
One by him, by them ador'd.

2 Strife, contention, hatred ends;
Met in peace, they dwell as friends;
Mutual oath, confirm'd above,
Jesu and Gentile binds in love.

3 Lord! complete this type of thee,
Bid all nations bend the knee;
Blessed in th'eternal Son,
Bring the wond'rers home, as one.

4 Give them peace, the peace of God;
Peace in heaven by Jesus' blood;
Thou the truth, the life, the way,
Peace, good will to all display.



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

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 >

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First Line: God hath given to Isaac room
Title: Isaac, at Peace with Philistia
Author: George Richards
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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