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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 #360

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Church music #474

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #493

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d636

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #895

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #312.895

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The Baptist Hymn Book #895

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The Reformed Church Hymnal #332

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #103c

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d836

The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d180

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The Voice of Praise #774

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