Hail, Counsellor of peace, good will

Hail, Counsellor of peace, good will

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Hail Counsellor of peace, good will!
Glorious for God and man;
Thee we adore, on Zion's hill,
And bless thy gracious plan.

2 Faithful and true in ev'ry word,
Thy counsel wrote in blood,
Brings home the banish'd, to the Lord,
And makes their peace with God.

3 Jesus! can time, can life repay,
The mighty debt of love?
Ah! no,—Then sound ye harps of day,
And shout his name above.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #XLVIII

Author: George Richards

Richards, George, born near Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1755. For some years he was Purser and Chaplain in the United States Navy, and also taught a school in Boston. In 1789 he became an Universalist preacher, ministered at Portsmouth, New Haven, 1793-1809, and from 1809 in Philadelphia, where, his mind having given way under trouble, he died by his own hand, March 16, 1816. With S. Lane he edited the Universalist Hymn Book, published at Boston, 1792. This was one of the earliest collections of that body. It contained 49 of Richards's hymns. In 1801 he published A Collection of Hymns, Dover, New Hampshire, which contained 6 additional hymns by himself, and in 1806, also at Dover, a second edition of the same, greatly enlarged, with anothe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hail, Counsellor of peace, good will
Author: George Richards
Copyright: Public Domain

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