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Mighty One, whose name is holy

Mighty One, whose name is holy

Author: John Pierpont
Published in 4 hymnals

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Mighty One, whose name is holy,
Thou wilt save Thy work alive,
And the spirit of the lowly
Thou wilt visit and revive.
What Thy prophets thus have spoken,
Ages witness as they roll;
Bleeding hearts and spirits broken,
Touched by Thee, O God, are whole.

By Thy pitying spirit guided,
Jesus sought the sufferer’s door;
Comfort for the poor provided,
And the mourner’s sorrows bore;—
So Thy mercy’s angel, bending,
Heard a friendless prisoner’s call,
And through night’s cold vault descending,
Loosed from chains Thy servant Paul.

Father, as Thy love is endless,
Working by Thy servants thus,
The forsaken and the friendless
Deign to visit, e’en by us;
So shall each, with spirit fervent
Laboring with Thee here below,
Be declared Thy faithful servant,
Where there’s neither want nor woe.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #414

Author: John Pierpont

Pierpont, John, son of James Pierpont, of Litchfield, Connecticut, was born at Litchfield, April 6, 1785, and educated at Yale College, where he graduated in 1804. After fulfilling engagements as a Tutor in New Haven, and in Charlestown, South Carolina, he was admitted to the Bar in 1812. Shortly after he retired and went into business, only to leave it also, and to pass on to Harvard College as a student in theology. In 1819 he succeeded Dr. Holley as the pastor of the Unitarian congregation in Hollis Street, Boston. At length his zeal against intemperance and slavery caused him to resign his charge in 1840 (see Lothrop's Proceedings of an Eccl. Council in the case of the Hollis Street Meeting and the Rev. J. Pierpont). At this date he pub… Go to person page >

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First Line: Mighty One, whose name is holy
Author: John Pierpont



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #414Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #414Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #774Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #820Page Scan