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Jesus, Thou God Of Nations, Bend

Jesus, Thou God of Nations bend

Author: Susannah Harrison
Tune: [My soul exults with praise and love]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, Thou God of nations, bend
The skies, and let the rain descend,
But not Thy wrath—in mercy bless
This land with showers of righteousness.

2 Pour down some tokens of Thy love;
Impending punishment remove:
Pour down the Spirit of Thy grace,
That every soul may seek Thy face.

3 Forbid this land should ever be
Forsaken utterly by Thee!
Let not Thy sore displeasure rest
Upon a nation so distressed.

4 Her woes, her poverty, her need,
With Thy compassion we would plead;
Enrich her, Lord, in every place,
With all the plenitude of grace.

5 O water every sacred ground,
Where’er the seeds of truth are found,
And make the fruits of Zion’s hill
The glory of this nation still.

6 Why should this once high-favored place
Be ever banished from Thy face?
Let not our sin our ruin prove,
In wrath descend not, but in love.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8694

Author: Susannah Harrison

Harrison, Susanna, invalided from her work as a domestic servant at the age of 20, published Songs in the Night, 1780. This included 133 hymns, and passed through ten editions. She is known by "Begone, my worldly cares, away," and "O happy souls that love the Lord." Born in 1752 and died Aug. 3, 1784. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, Thou God of Nations bend
Title: Jesus, Thou God Of Nations, Bend
Author: Susannah Harrison
Meter: D
Language: English
Notes: National Fast, Feb. 10, 1779
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8694
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8694

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