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Sovereign Ruler, Lord of all

Sovereign Ruler, Lord of all

Author: Thomas Raffles
Published in 103 hymnals

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1 Sovereign Ruler, Lord of all,
Prostrate at thy feet I fall:
Hear, oh hear my ardent cry,
Frown not, lest I faint and die!

2 Vilest of the sons of men,
Worst of rebels I have been!
Oft abus'd thee to thy face,
Trampled on thy richest grace.

3 Justly might thy vengeful dart,
Pierce this broken, bleeding heart;
Justly might thy kindled ire
Blast me in eternal fire.

4 But with thee there's mercy found,
Balm to heal my ev'ry wound;
Thou canst sooth the troubled breast,
Give the weary wand'rer rest.

5 Then my humble prayer attend,
Show thyself the sinner's friend;
Bid the sufferer cease to mourn,
Bid the prodigal return!

6 Clasp me in thine arms of love,
Let me all thy fondness prove,
I die if thou canst not forgive,
But whisper "pardoned," and I live!

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #283

Author: Thomas Raffles

Thomas Raffles was born in London in 1788. He studied at Homerton College, and in 1809 became pastor of a Congregational society at Hammersmith. In 1812, he removed to Liverpool, where he was minister in the Great George Street chapel. This position he held for forty-nine years. He died at Liverpool, in 1863. He published several sermons, letters of travel, poems, and hymns for the use of his congregation. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sovereign Ruler, Lord of all
Author: Thomas Raffles

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A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d430

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d273

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American Psalmody #209a

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Chapel Hymns #7

Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d128

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d941

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Church Melodies #656

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #415

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Church Psalmist #287

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Church Psalmist #287

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Church Psalmist #287

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d639

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Dyer's Psalmist #125

General Baptist Hymn Book #d421

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #325

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #325

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #380

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #380

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #279

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #279

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #473

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Hymns for Christian Melody #297

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Hymns for Social Worship #153

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #141

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #512

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #402

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Hymns of Worship #441

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Hymns selected from various authors #167

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #283

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Hymns, Selected and Original #283

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Hymns #283

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Hymns #283

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Hymns #283

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Hymns #283

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International Song Service #259

Melodies of the Church #d901

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New Hymn and Tune book #321c

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New Hymn and Tune Book #321c

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Parish Hymns #228

Parish Psalmody #d733

Parish Psalmody #d747

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d729

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #724

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Psalms and Hymns #303

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Sacred Hymns and Tunes #153

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Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns #42

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #103

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #118

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Seamen's Hymns #287

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d542

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d367

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Social Hymn Book #196

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Social Psalmist #287

Songs for the New Life #d579

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad997

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Songs for the Sanctuary #559

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Songs for the Sanctuary #559

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Songs for the Sanctuary #559

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #559

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #559

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Songs of the Church #332

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #193

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #193

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #193

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Temple Melodies #435

Templi Carmina #d212

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The Baptist Harp #394

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #355

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #188.355

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The Baptist Hymn Book #355

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The Baptist Psalmody #421

The Chapel Hymn Book #d329

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #324

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The Christian Melodist #128

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #262

The Church Hymn Book #d875

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The Heart and Voice #305b

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The Minstrel of Zion #160a

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The New Shining Star #39

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The Psalmist #265

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The Psalmist #265

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The Psalmody #433

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The Reformed Church Hymnal #189

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #408b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d949

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d802

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The Social Psalmist #112

The South Western Psalmist #d354

The Southern Psalmist #d750

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d788

The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d426

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d200

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d200

Village Hymns #d498

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #95

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