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God of the prophets' power

God of the prophets' power

Author: John Cennick
Published in 25 hymnals

Representative Text

God of the prophets’ power!
God of the gospel’s sound!
Move glorious on,—send out Thy voice
To all the nations round.

With hearts and lips unfeigned,
We bless Thee for Thy word;
We praise Thee for the joyful news
Of our ascended Lord.

O, may we treasure well
The counsels that we hear,
Till righteousness and solemn joy
In all our hearts appear.

Water the sacred seed,
And give it large increase;
May neither fowls, nor rocks, nor thorns,
Prevent the fruits of peace.

And though we sow in tears,
Our souls at last shall come,
And gather in our sheaves with joy,
At heaven’s great harvest-home.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #168

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God of the prophets' power
Author: John Cennick

Notes

God of the prophet's power. J. Cennick. [After Sermon, or Missions.] Published in his Sacred Hymns for the Children of God, &c, 1741, No. 10, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines. In its original form it is not in common use. The hymn in many American collections, especially those of the Unitarians, beginning with the same first line, is a cento from this hymn with alterations in the text It came into use early in the present century, and is found in the Hymns of the Spirit, Boston, 1864; the Songs for the Sanctuary, N. Y., 1865, and many others. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances (1 - 25 of 25)
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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #168

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #168

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #233

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #328

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #340

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d154

Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d48

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d342

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Hymns of the Spirit #132

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #162

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Songs for the Sanctuary #162

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Songs for the Sanctuary #162

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Songs for the Sanctuary #162

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #162

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #162

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d251

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The Christian Hymn Book #1272

The Christian Hymnal #d213

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The Christian Hymnal #562

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The New Laudes Domini #215

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1043

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #167

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d127

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