Lord God, omnipotent to bless

Lord God, omnipotent to bless

Author: Thomas Gibbons
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord God, omnipotent to bless,
My supplication hear;
Guardian of Jacob, to my voice
Incline thy gracious ear.

2 If I have never yet begun
To tread the sacred road,
O teach my wandering feet the way
To Zion's blest abode!

3 Or if I'm travelling in the path,
Assist me with thy strength,
And let me swift advances make,
And reach thine heaven at length.

4 My care, my hope, my first request,
Are all compris'd in this,
To follow where thy saints have led,
And then partake their bliss.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCCLXXXII

Author: Thomas Gibbons

Gibbons, Thomas, was born at Beak, near Newmarket, May 31, 1720; educated by Dr. Taylor, at Deptford; ordained in 1742, as assistant to the Rev. Mr. Bures, at Silver Street Chapel, London; and in 1743 became minister of the Independent Church, at Haberdashers' Hall, where he remained till his death, Feb. 22, 1785. In addition to his ministerial office he became, in 1754, tutor of the Dissenting Academy at Mile End, London; and, in 1759, Sunday evening lecturer at Monkwell Street. In 1760 the College at New Jersey, U.S., gave him the degree of M.A. and in 1764 that of Aberdeen the degree of D.D. His prose works were (1) Calvinism and Nonconformity defended, 1740; (2) Sermons on various subjects, 1762; (3) Rhetoric, 1767; (4) Female Worthies,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord God, omnipotent to bless
Author: Thomas Gibbons
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d462

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #382a

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A Selection of Hymns #CCCLXXXII

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Baptist Hymn Book #a520

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d330

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The Baptist Hymn Book #908

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The Baptist Hymn Book #520

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CDXXVIII

The Primitive Hymns #d348

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1100a

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