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Lord of every land and nation, Ancient of eternal days

Lord of every land and nation, Ancient of eternal days

Author: Robert Robinson
Published in 36 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord of ev’ry land and nation,
“Ancient of eternal days,”
Sounded through the wide creation
Be Thy just and lawful praise.

Refrain:
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia! Amen.

2 Brightness of the Father’s glory,
Shall Thy praise unuttered lie?
Shun, my tongue, the guilty silence,
Sing the Lord who came to die. [Refrain]

3 From the highest throne in glory
To the cross of deepest woe,
All to ransom guilty captives;
Flow, my praise, for ever flow. [Refrain]

4 Come, return, immortal Saviour;
Come, Lord Jesus, take Thy throne;
Quickly come, and reign for ever,
Be Thy kingdom all Thine own. [Refrain]

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #28

Author: Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson was born at Swaffham, Norfolk, in 1735. In 1749, he was apprenticed to a hairdresser, in Crutched Friars, London. Hearing a discourse preached by Whitefield on "The Wrath to Come," in 1752, he was deeply impressed, and after a period of much disquietude, he gave himself to a religious life. His own peculiar account of this change of life is as follows:--"Robertus Michaelis Marineque Robinson filius. Natus Swaffhami, comitatu Norfolciae, Saturni die Sept. 27, 1735. Renatus Sabbati die, Maii 24, 1752, per predicationem potentem Georgii Whitefield. Et gustatis doloribus renovationis duos annos mensesque septem, absolutionem plenam gratuitamque, per sanguinem pretiosum i secula seculorum. Amen." He soon after began to pr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord of every land and nation, Ancient of eternal days
Author: Robert Robinson
Notes: This hymn is an excerpt of the longer hymn, "Mighty God, while angels bless Thee."

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 36 of 36)
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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #351

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Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #8

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Devotional hymns #S36

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Evangelical Hymns #24

Gospel Hymns #d318

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #108

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #108

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Hymns and Carols for Church and Sunday-school #106

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Hymns and Tunes for Schools #134

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #452

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Hymns of Worship #150

Junior Hymns #d73

Processional Hymns, for Use in the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, New York #d30

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d470

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #21

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #567

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Songs for Sunday Schools and How to Use Them #66

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Sparkling Rubies #13

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d139

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #111

The Church Hymn Book #d306

The Hill School Hymnal and Service Book #d122

The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d141

The New Children's Hymnal #d189

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The Spirit of Praise #19

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The Students' Hymnal #47

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The Students' Hymnal; hymns of praise, with selections from scripture for reading and chanting #92

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The Sunday School Hymnal #28

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The Sunday School Hymnal #28

The Sunday School Serial No.1 #d16

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The Voice of Praise #247

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