The God that made the earth and all the worlds

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1 The God that made the earth,
And all the worlds on high,
Who gave all creatures birth,
In earth, and sea, and sky,
After six days in work employed,
After six days in work employed,
Upon the seventh a rest enjoyed.

2 The Sabbath-day was blessed,
Hallowed, and sanctified;
It was Jehovah's rest,
And so it must abide;
'Twas set apart before the fall,
'Twas made for man, 'twas made for all.

3 And when from Sinai's mount,
Amidst the fire and smoke,
Jehovah did recount,
And all his precepts spoke,
He claimed the rest-day as his own,
And wrote it with his law on stone.

4 The Son of God appeared
With tidings of great joy;
God's precepts he revered,
He came not to destroy;
None of the law was set aside,
But every tittle ratified.

5 Our Saviour did not die
To render null and void
The law of the Most High,
Which cannot be destroyed;
But, bruised for us, our stripes he bore,
We'll go in peace and sin no more.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #252

Author: Roswell F. Cottrell

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 17, 1814, Brookfield, New York. Died: March 22, 1892, Mill Grove, New York. Buried: West Ridgeway Cemetery, Me­di­na, New York. Cottrell was known as a writ­er, po­et and min­i­s­ter. A mem­ber of the Seventh-day Adventists, he served for a time on the ed­it­or­i­al com­mit­tee of The Re­view and Her­ald in Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan. As of 1857, he was liv­ing in Mill Grove, New York. Go to person page >

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First Line: The God that made the earth and all the worlds
Author: Roswell F. Cottrell
Copyright: Public Domain



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