Samson's Death

Stronger in death, than erst in life

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Stronger in death, than erst in life,
Samson, the conq'ror, bows his head;
The pillars shake the house o'erturns;
His enemies, himself are dead.

2 More glorious far is Jesus seen;
For enemies the Saviour dies;
Death and the grave, his death subdues;
And man redeem'd, with him shall rise.

3 Lord, of the living and the dead,
Who dying conquer'd death's dread pow'r;
We celebrate that awful day,
And hail thy resurrection hour.



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

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 >

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First Line: Stronger in death, than erst in life
Title: Samson's Death
Author: George Richards
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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