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The Lord Jehovah lives, And blessed be my rock

The Lord Jehovah lives, And blessed be my rock

Author: Thomas Hastings
Tune: HADDAM
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The Lord Jehovah lives,
And blessed be my Rock!
Though earth her bosom heaves
And mountains feel the shock,
Though oceans rage and torrents roar,
He is the same forevermore.

2 The Lord Jehovah lives,
The dying sinner's Friend;
How freely He forgives
The follies that offend!
He wipes the penitential tear,
Bids faith and hope the spirit cheer.

3 The Lord Jehovah lives
To hear and answer prayer;
Whoe'er in Him believes
And trusts His guardian care,
A Father's tender love shall know,
Whence living streams of comfort flow.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #486

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Lord Jehovah lives, And blessed be my rock
Author: Thomas Hastings

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #486

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The New Laudes Domini #315

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Christian Praise #392

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Christian Praise #392

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Laudes Domini #306

Psalmista #d228

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #189

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The Church Hymnary #109

The People's Hymn Book #d275

The Victory #d361

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