Jesus, before thy throne

Jesus, before thy throne

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Jesus, before thy throne,
We bow with filial awe,
And our transgressions humbly own
As sins against thy law.

2 Where, whither shall we fly?
How 'scape from wrath divine?
O be our Advocate on high,
And claim us, Lord, as thine.

3 Plead thy dear wounds, rich blood,
Thy agony, and sweat;
The mighty ransom of the God,
Who paid the sinner's debt.

4 Nor ask we this, thy grace,
For our vile selves alone:
The whole of Adam's guilty race
Are, Lord, thy purchas'd own.

5 Hence all the shields of earth,
Shall sound thy name abroad;
And shout in loudest strains of praise,
The ever saving God.



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

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: Jesus, before thy throne
Author: George Richards
Copyright: Public Domain

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