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Great Lord of all, thy matchless power

Great Lord of all, thy matchless power

Author: William Staughton
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Great Lord of all, thy matchless power
Archangels in the heavens adore;
With them, our Sovereign, thee we own,
And bow the knee before thy throne,

2 Let lovely peace with odor'd wing,
On us her grateful blessing fling;
Freedom spread beauteous as the morn,
And plenty fill her ample horn.

3 Pour on our Chief thy mercies down,
His days with heavenly wisdom crown;
Resolve his heart, where'er he goes,
To walk the way that duty shows.

4 Over our Capitol diffuse,
From hills divine, thy welcome dews,
While Congress, in one patriot band,
Prove the firm fortress of our land.

5 Our Magistrates with grace sustain,
Nor let them bear the sword in vain;
Long as they fill their awful seat,
Be Vice seen dying at their feet.

6 Forever from the western sky,
Bid the "destroying angel" fly!
With grateful songs our hearts inspire,
And round us raise a wall of fire.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #444

Author: William Staughton

Staughton, William. (Coventry, Warwickshire, England, January 4, 1770--December 12, 1829, Washington, D.C.). Baptist. Son of Sutton and Keziah Staughton. Bristol College, 1792; honorary D.D. from Princeton College, 1798. Pastorates at Georgetown, South Carolina, 1793-1795; Bordentown, New Jersey, 1795-1798; Burlington, N.J., 1798-1805; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1805-1823. In 1782 he published a volume of Juvenile Poems. The hymn "Pardoning Love" which was included in that collection, begins "Involved in guilt and near despair/Depressed with shame, o'erwhelmed with tears." Throughout his career, Staughton continued to give expression to his thoughts in verse. One of his hymns, "Tell us, ye servants of the Lord," is found in Select Hymns… Go to person page >

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First Line: Great Lord of all, thy matchless power
Author: William Staughton



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A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d209
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Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d159
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d200
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