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Sovereign of worlds, display thy power

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1. Sovereign of worlds! Display Thy power;
Be this Thy Zion’s favored hour;
O bid the morning star arise,
O point the heathen to the skies.

2. Set up Thy throne where Satan reigns,
In western wilds and eastern plains;
Far let the Gospel’s sound be known;
Make Thou the universe Thine own.

3. Speak, and the world shall hear Thy voice;
Speak, and the desert shall rejoice;
Dispel the gloom of heathen night;
Bid every nation hail the light.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6255

Author: Bourne H. Draper

Draper, Bourne Hall, born at Cumnor, near Oxford, in 1775, and educated for the Baptist Ministry at the Bristol Academy, under the Rev. Dr. J. Rylands. He was pastor of the Baptist Church at Chipping Norton 1804, and subsequently at Southampton, where he d. Oct. 12, 1843. See note on his hymn," Ye Christian heroes, go, proclaim," p. 1296, ii. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sovereign of worlds, display thy power
Author: Bourne H. Draper

Tune

DUKE STREET

First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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[Sovereign of worlds! display thy power]


FEDERAL STREET

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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The Cyber Hymnal #6255
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Instances

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d464
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #763Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #518Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #386Page Scan
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d429
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d272
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #566Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns: including a few originals, designed to aid the friends of Zion in their private and social worship #166Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #912Page 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 #60cPage Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d803
Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d261
Chapel Hymns #d498
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family #361Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family (2nd ed.) #361Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d809
Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in church services, prayer meetings, and other religious gatherings #240Page Scan
Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in church services, prayer meetings, and other religious services #240Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d940
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #170Page 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 #XXXPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #545Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #545Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #545Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H503Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #503Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #437Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d638
Conference Hymns : adapted to religious conferences, and meetings for prayer, to which is added a selection of the most favorite melodies in common use #206Page Scan
Conference Hymns. a new collection of hymns, designed especially for use in conference and prayer meetings, and family worship. #128Page Scan
Congregational Church Music; with 150 Psalms and Hymns from the Collection of the General Association of Connecticut #d105
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #190Page Scan
Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #189Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: original and selected: designed for the use of families and private circles; for social prayer meetings, seasons of revival or oother occasions of special interest #164Page Scan
Hallowed Songs #d307
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #682Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #918Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #918Page Scan
Hymns and Offices of Worship: for use in schools: with an appendix of tunes #282Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1068Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #660Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship. 6th ed. #d211
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #409Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools #226Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #428Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #428Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #539Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #539Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #1029Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d444
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #997Page Scan
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d265
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #338Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #547Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship, Approved and Recommended ... by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 2nd ed. #d467
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d223
Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs with Responsive Readings #d355
Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs: with responsive readings #260Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d388
In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #702Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #565Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #1085Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #517Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #503Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d900
Mission Songs: for the Use of Missionary Assemblies. 6th ed. #d130
Missionary Hymns #6Page Scan
Montreat Hymns: psalms and gospel songs with responsive scripture readings #260Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #153aPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #153aPage Scan
New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #493Page Scan
Offices of Worship and Hymns: principally for use in schools. with an appendix of tunes (2nd and rev. ed.) #282Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #455Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d732
Parish Psalmody #d746
Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d118
Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d213
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H413Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d728
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d750
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #1119Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d724
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #394Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H447Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #564Page Scan
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d227
Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns: particularly adapted to revivals of religion, and intended as a supplement to Watts. #252Page Scan
Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship: comprising the most approved spiritual hymns with chaste and popular tunes #244Page Scan
Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship: comprising the most approved spiritual hymns with chaste and popular tunes ( New ed. rev. and enl.) #277Page Scan
Sacred Songs for Social Worship #182Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns #545Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d541
Social Hymn and Tune Book: for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family Circle, and Mission Church #d366
Social Hymn Book: Being the Hymns of the Social Hymn and Tune Book for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family, and Congregation (2nd ed.) #347Page Scan
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #545Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #169Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d382
Songs for the New Life #d578
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad996
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1135Page Scan

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