Praise

Living spirits flames of fire

Author: George Richards
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Living spirits! flames of fire!
Leader of th' immortal choir,
Fill the heav'n of heav'ns above,
Full of praise, as full of love.

2 Ancients! Elders! cry aloud,
Worthy thou the Saviour God,
Thrones, dominions,Angels join!
Glory, glory, Lord be thine.

3 Church first born! first fruits! proclaim
Honour to Emman'el's name,
Nations! kindreds! countless tongues!
Offer Christ your nobles songs.

4 Holy, holy, holy cry;
Heav'n and earth and sea reply,
Trump of God! repeat the strain,
God with us! pronounce Amen.


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

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Living spirits flames of fire
Title: Praise
Author: George Richards
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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