The God of peace who from the dead

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1. THE God of peace, who from the dead
Hath raised our dying Lord,
And, through the covenant in his blood,
Our souls to peace, restored:—

2. Confirm our hearts, in each good work,
To do his perfect will;
That, made well pleasing in his sight,
Our course with joy we fill.

3. So shall we, in his heavenly courts,
Hereafter, ever live;
And to his name, through Jesus Christ,
Eternal glory give.

Source: Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H533

Author: Eleazar Thompson Fitch

Fitch, Eleazar Thompson, D.D. Born at New Haven, Jan. 1, 1791, and graduated at Yale College, 1810. In 1817 he was appointed Professor of Divinity in Yale, and retained the Professorship to 1863. Died Jan. 31, 1871. His published works include Sermons, &c. With Dr. Bacon and others he compiled the Connecticut Congregational Psalms & Hymns, 1845, and contributed to it 3 psalm versions and 3 hymns. Of these the following are in use: (1) "Lord, at this closing hour." (Close of Divine Service. ) This is extensively used in America, and is also found in the English Presbyterian Psalms & Hymns, 1867. (2) "The God of Peace, Who from the dead." (Close of Divine Service.) (3) "By vows of love together bound." (Holy Matrimony.) [Rev. F. M… Go to person page >

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First Line: The God of peace who from the dead
Author: Eleazar Thompson Fitch
Copyright: Public Domain



WINCHESTER OLD is a famous common-meter psalm tune, presumably arranged by George Kirbye (b. Suffolk, England, c. 1560; d. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, 1634) from a melody in Christopher Tye's Acts of the Apostles and published in T. Este's The Whole Book of Psalmes (1592) set to Psalm 84. Ki…

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MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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