Noah; or, the Covenant of the Bow

Let nations who tremble in fear of a flood

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Let nations who tremble in fear of a flood,
Look up to the cloud, see the bow of their God,
And resting in peace, on the promise divine,
Remember 'twas made, for the ages of time:

2 Then Jesus the Saviour, translating the bow,
From thence to his head, and descending below,
Shall finish the myst'ry, that mercy began,
Blest fulness of grace and salvation for man.

3 Hail Alpha, Omega, the first and the last!
Thy purposes future, the present, and past,
All centre in one—'tis thy crown on the throne,
That the kingdoms of earth, become, Lord, thy own.

4 Oh Jesus, Imman'el, the rainbow display!
Thy arch as the Master, mid mansions of day,
Extend from the east, to the night of the west,
And closing of time, give thy labourers rest.

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

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: Let nations who tremble in fear of a flood
Title: Noah; or, the Covenant of the Bow
Author: George Richards
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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