Jesus, in ancient days

Jesus, in ancient days

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Jesus, in ancient days,
Thine Isr'el saw the flame
From heav'n descend, to visit earth,
And prais'd thy glorious name.

2 Give us to join their song,
To hail thee, ever good:
And mid the fire, may we adore,
Th' unchanging, gracious God.

3 Thy fan, shall purge the floor:
Thy fire, the chaff destroy:
And gath'ring of the cleansed wheat,
Thy sheave shall sing for joy.

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

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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