On Thee, O Lord our God, we call

On Thee, O Lord our God, we call

Author: Samuel Davies
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 On thee, O Lord our God, we call,
Before thy throne devoutly fall;
Oh, whither should the helpless fly?
To whom but thee direct their cry?

2 Lord, we repent, we weep, we mourn,
To our forsaken God we turn;
Oh, spare our guilty country, spare
The church thine hand hath planted here!

3 We plead thy grace, indulgent God!
We plead thy Son's atoning blood;
We plead thy gracious promises;
And are they unavailing pleas?

4 These pleas, presented at thy throne,
Have brought ten thousand blessings down
On guilty lands in helpless woe:
Let them prevail to save us, too.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #774

Author: Samuel Davies

Davies, Samuel., M.A., born near Summit Ridge, Newcastle, Delaware, America, Nov. 3, 1723, and educated under the Rev. Samuel Blair, of Chester County, Pennsylvania, through the pecuniary assistance of the Rev. William Robinson, a Presbyterian Minister of New Brunswick. In 1745 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Newcastle as a probationer for the ministry, and undertook duty in Virginia, in 1747. After visiting England in 1753, on behalf of the New Jersey College, and having received the degree of M.A., he was appointed President of New Jersey Presbyterian College, Princeton, in succession to Jonathan Edwards. He died Feb. 4, 1761, at the early age of 37. His manuscripts were entrusted to Dr. T. Gibbons, who published therefrom 5 volumes… Go to person page >



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A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #360Page Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #81cPage Scan
Church music: with selections for the ordinary occasions of public and social worship, from the Psalms and hymns of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #474Page Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #493Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d636
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #895Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #312.895Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #895Page Scan
The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #332Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #103cPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d836
The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d180
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