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Sovereign of worlds, display thy power

Representative Text

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

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #763

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #518

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #386

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d429

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d272

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A Selection of Hymns #166

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #912

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d803

Cantica Laudis #d261

Chapel Hymns #d498

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Christian Melodies #361

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Christian Melodies #361

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d809

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Church Hymns and Gospel Songs #240

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Church Hymns and Gospel Songs #240

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d940

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Church Melodies #170

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Church music #XXX

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Church Psalmist #545

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Church Psalmist #545

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Church Psalmist #545

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Church Psalmody #H503

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Church Psalmody #503

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Church Psalmody #437

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d638

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Conference Hymns #206

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Crowning Glory No. 1 #189

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Evangelical Hymns #164

Hallowed Songs #d307

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #682

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #918

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Hymns and Offices of Worship #282

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1068

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Hymns for Christian Melody #660

Hymns for Social Worship. 6th ed. #d211

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Hymns for Social Worship #409

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #226

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #428

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #428

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #539

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #539

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #1029

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d444

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #997

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d265

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #338

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #547

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d223

Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs with Responsive Readings #d355

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Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs #260

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d388

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In Excelsis #702

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Laudes Domini #565

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Laudes Domini #1085

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Laudes Domini #517

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #503

Melodies of the Church #d900

Mission Songs #d130

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Missionary Hymns #6

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Montreat Hymns #260

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New Hymn and Tune book #153a

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New Hymn and Tune Book #153a

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New Manual of Praise #493

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #282

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Parish Hymns #455

Parish Psalmody #d732

Parish Psalmody #d746

Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d118

Psalmista #d213

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d728

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #1119

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d724

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #394

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H447

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Psalms and Hymns #564

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d227

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Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns #252

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #244

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #277

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Sacred Songs for Social Worship #182

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Seamen's Hymns #545

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d541

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d366

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Social Hymn Book #347

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Social Psalmist #545

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #169

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

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1135

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1135

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