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Now let our songs address the God of peace

Now let our songs address the God of peace

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 Now let our songs address the God of peace,
Who bids the tumult of the battle cease;
The pointed spears to pruning hooks he bends,
And the broad falchion in the plough-share ends.
His pow'rful word unites contending nations
In kind embrace and friendly salutations.

2 While we beneath our vines and fig-trees sit,
Or thus within thy sacred temple meet,
Accept, great God! the tribute of our song,
And all the mercies of this day prolong.
Then spread thy peaceful word thro' ev'ry nation,
That all the earth may hail thy great salvation.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #426

Author: Philip Doddridge

Doddridge, Philip, D.D., was born in London, June 26, 1702. His grandfather was one of the ministers under the Commonwealth, who were ejected in 1662. His father was a London oilman. He was offered by the Duchess of Bedford an University training for ordination in the Church of England, but declined it. He entered Mr. Jennings's non-conformist seminary at Kibworth instead; preached his first sermon at Hinckley, to which Mr. Jennings had removed his academy. In 1723 he was chosen pastor at Kibworth. In 1725 he changed his residence to Market Harborough, still ministering at Kibworth. The settled work of his life as a preceptor and divine began in 1729, with his appointment to the Castle Hill Meeting at Northampton, and continued till in the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now let our songs address the God of peace
Author: Philip Doddridge
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #426

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #426

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #426

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CLIX

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CLIX

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #537

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #537

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #537

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