Mighty God

Hail, mighty, true, and living God

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Hail, mighty, true and living God,
Ancient of everlasting days;
Saviour of man, who shed'st thy blood,
O teach us, worthily to praise.

2 Cloth'd with salvation—clad in zeal—
Arm'd with the vengeance of a God;
That power which long had brius'd the heel,
Beneath thy pierced feet was trod:

3 Spoil'd of his goods—the goods he held
In chains of darkness, guile and fraud;
The nature which by him rebell'd,
Now forms thy great, thy just reward.

4 Who shall hold back the Saviour's prey?
Or keep the captives of his blood?
Not earth, nor hell. More strong than they,
Christ conquers as the mighty God.


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

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, mighty, true, and living God
Title: Mighty God
Author: George Richards
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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