The Creation of Adam

In thine own image, Father, God

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 In thine own image, Father, God,
That image Christ the Lord display'd;
A present twain— yet future one,
Was Adam, male and female made.

2 Here first the truth divne was shown,
On which is bas'd Salvation's plan:
Flesh of his flesh— and bone of bone,
Man dwells in God— and God in man.

3 O glorious type of heav'nly grace!
Creation's hour proclaims the Son:
For us he left the Father's house:
And in himself, of twain made one.

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

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: In thine own image, Father, God
Title: The Creation of Adam
Author: George Richards
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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