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Aaron's Rod

See, Isr'l's tribes brought near to God

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 See Isr'el's tribes brought near to God;
And ev'ry prince present his rod:
Whilst one alone with blossoms blooms,
And sheds the almond's rich perfumes.

2 'Twas his, the type of him divine,
Whom thou, O Lord, hast chose as thine;
The man, the priest, the stem, the root,
Who bears for us immortal fruit.

3 Jesus, High Priest of good to come!
Thy rod, thy staff shall guide us home:
Thro' death's dark vale, we'll trust its pow'r,
Nor fear a shadow's shaded hour.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #XXXIII

Author: George Richards

Richards, George, born near Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1755. For some years he was Purser and Chaplain in the United States Navy, and also taught a school in Boston. In 1789 he became an Universalist preacher, ministered at Portsmouth, New Haven, 1793-1809, and from 1809 in Philadelphia, where, his mind having given way under trouble, he died by his own hand, March 16, 1816. With S. Lane he edited the Universalist Hymn Book, published at Boston, 1792. This was one of the earliest collections of that body. It contained 49 of Richards's hymns. In 1801 he published A Collection of Hymns, Dover, New Hampshire, which contained 6 additional hymns by himself, and in 1806, also at Dover, a second edition of the same, greatly enlarged, with anothe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: See, Isr'l's tribes brought near to God
Title: Aaron's Rod
Author: George Richards
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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