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Great God, thy presence we implore

Great God, thy presence we implore

Author: Jabez Burns
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: Jabez Burns

Burns, Jabez, D.D., the well known Baptist Minister, was born at Oldham, Lancashire, Dec. 18, 1805, and was one of the first Ministers of Religion in London who vigorously advocated Total Abstinence. He edited several Temperance publications, and employed a versatile and forcible pen in the cause of Temperance, both in prose and verse. He d. Jan. 31, 1876. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Great God, thy presence we implore
Author: Jabez Burns