Swell the anthem, raise the song

Representative Text

1. Swell the anthem, raise the song.
Praises to our God belong.
Saints and angels join to sing
Praises to the heavenly king.
Blessings from His liberal hand
Flow around this happy land.
Kept by Him, no foes annoy;
Peace and freedom we enjoy.

2. Here, beneath a peaceful sway,
May we cheerfully obey,
Never feel oppression's rod,
Ever own and worship God.
Hark, the voice of nature sings
Praises to the king of kings.
Let us join the choral song
And the grateful notes prolong.

Source: Hymns for Youth #162

Author: Nathan Strong

Strong, Nathan, D.D., a leading Congregational divine of his day, was born at Coventry, Connecticut, Oct. 16, 1748, and educated at Yale College, where he graduated in 1769. He first studied law, but soon turned his attention to the ministry. In January 1774 he became the Pastor of the First Congregational Church at Hartford, and remained there to his death in 1816. In 1796 he won much repute through his essay on The Doctrine of Eternal Misery consistent with the Infinite Benevolence of God. He founded The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine, in 1800, and also took a prominent part in establishing the Connecticut Home Mission Society in 1801. His degree of D.D. was conferred by the University of Princeton. His services to American hymnology, a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Swell the anthem, raise the song
Author: Nathan Strong
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR (Elvey)

George J. Elvey (PHH 48) composed ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR as a setting for James Montgomery's text "Hark! The Song of Jubilee," with which it was published in Edward H. Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1858). The tune has been associated with Alford's text since publication of the hymn in th…

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MESSIAH (Herold)


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The Cyber Hymnal #6326
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The Baptist Hymnal #687

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The Cyber Hymnal #6326

The New Harp of Columbia, Restored Edition #27b

The Star of Bethlehem #19b

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