Lord of all worlds, incline thy bounteous ear

Lord of all worlds, incline thy bounteous ear

Author: Timothy Dwight
Tune: SAVANNAH (Pleyel)
Published in 26 hymnals

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1 Lord of all worlds, incline Thy bounteous ear,
Thy children’s voice, in tender mercy, hear;
Bear Thy blest promise, fixed as hills, in mind,
And shed renewing grace on lost mankind.

2 Let Zion’s walls before Thee ceaseless stand,
Dear as Thine eye, and graven on Thy hand;
From earth’s far regions Jacob’s sons restore,
Oppressed by man, and scourged by Thee no more.

3 Then shall mankind no more in darkness mourn,
Then happy nations in a day be born;
From east to west Thy glorious name be one,
And one pure worship hail the eternal Son.

4 Then shall Thy saints exult with joy divine;
Their virtues quicken, and their lives refine;
Heaven o’er the world unfold a brighter day,
And Jesus spread His reign from sea to sea!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11109

Author: Timothy Dwight

Dwight, Timothy, D.D. This is the most important name in early American hymnology, as it is also one of the most illustrious in American literature and education. He was born at Northampton, Massachusetts, May 14, 1752, and graduated at Yale College, 1769; was a tutor there from 1771 to 1777. He then became for a short time a chaplain in the United States Army, but passed on in 1783 to Fairfield, Connecticut, where he held a pastorate, and taught in an Academy, till his appointment, in 1795, as President of Yale College. His works are well known, and need no enumeration. He died at New Haven, Jan. 11, 1817. In 1797 the General Association of Connecticut, being dissatisfied with Joel Barlow's 1785 revision of Watts, requested Dwight to do th… Go to person page >

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Author: Timothy Dwight

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The Cyber Hymnal #11109
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