Great God of Abraham! hear our prayer

Great God of Abraham! hear our prayer

Author: Thomas Cotterill (1819)
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1. Great God of Abraham! hear our prayer
Let Abraham’s seed Thy mercy share;
O may they now at length return,
And look on Him they pierced, and mourn.

2. Remember Jacob’s flock of old;
Bring home the wanderers to Thy fold;
Remember too Thy promised word,
Israel at last shall seek the Lord.

3. Though outcasts still, estranged from Thee,
Cut off from their own olive tree;
Why should they longer such remain?
For Thou canst graft them in again.

4. Lord, put Thy law within their hearts,
And write it in their inward parts;
The veil of darkness rend in two,
Which hides Messiah from their view.

5. Oh! haste the day, foretold so long,
When Jew and Greek, a glorious throng,
One house shall seek, one prayer shall pour,
And one Redeemer shall adore!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2022

Author: Thomas Cotterill

Thomas Cotterill was born in 1779; studied at S. John's College, Cambridge, graduating M.A.; ordained in 1806, and enterred upon parochial work at Tutbury; afterwards removed to Lane End, where he remained for nine years among the Potteries; in 1817, became perpetual Curate of S. Paul's, Sheffield. He died in 1823. He was the author of several books; among them, "A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, adapted to the Services of the Church of England." In the preparation of this collection (the 8th ed., 1819), he had the assistance of Montgomery, who in this work did what he condemned in others, viz., altering and remodeling other authors' hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Great God of Abraham! hear our prayer
Author: Thomas Cotterill (1819)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Great God of Abraham, hear our prayer. T. Cotterill. [For the Conversion of the Jews.] First published in the 8th edition of his Selection, 1819, No. 242, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "For the conversion of the Jews." It was repeated in the 9th edition, 1820, and all subsequent reprints of that edition. It is in many modern hymn-books, although it is not so popular as of old; and in several it is ascribed to "Davies," an error which appeared in Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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