Great God, who formed for social joys

Great God, who formed for social joys

Author: Joel Barlow
Tune: WINCHENDON
Published in 5 hymnals

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Great God, who form'd for social joys
Our natures by thy pow'r and grace,
And join'd in blest connubial ties
The parents of our favor'd race.

Our Saviour, our ascended Lord,
In Cana once a heav'nly guest,
Whose bounty cheer'd the friendly board,
Whose presence grac'd the nuptial feast.

Source: Harmonia Americana: containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music; with a variety of airs, suitable fore divine worship and the use of musical societies; consisting of three and four parts #76

Author: Joel Barlow

Barlow, Joel, born at Reading, Connecticut, 1755 [sic], graduated at Yale 1778, and died near Cracow, Poland, 1812, He was well known as an author and politician during and after the American Revolution. His publications include Hasty Pudding; Columbia, &c. In 1785, at the request of the (Congregational) General Association of Connecticut, he corrected and enlarged Dr. Watts's Psalms, supplying those omitted by Watts, and adapting the whole to American thought and circumstances. This work, published in 1786, went through various editions, and, although officially superseded by Dwight in 1800, it continued to be issued for many years after. Its title is somewhat curious as setting forth its design. It reads:— Psalms carefully suited to the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Great God, who formed for social joys
Author: Joel Barlow
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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