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The mighty angel to whose hand

The mighty angel to whose hand

Author: L. H. Sigourney
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The mighty angel, to whose hand
The word of life is given,
Waves his broad wing o'er sea and land,
And, soaring, cleaves the heaven.

2 And say, shall aught oppose his flight,
Or cloud his flaming scroll?
No! not till truth with holy light
Shall visit every soul.

3 Not till blessed Peace shall spring to birth,
And hated sheathe his sword;
Not till the nations of the earth
Are subject to the Lord.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #975

Author: L. H. Sigourney

Sigourney, Lydia, née Huntley. This distinguished name stood at the head of the female poets of America a generation ago, and is still well remembered. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1791, she conducted a school in the same town from 1809 to 1814, when she removed to Hartford, where she was married to Charles Sigourney in 1819. Most of her subsequent life was spent at Hartford, and she died there, June 10, 1865. Her first publication was Moral Pieces in Prose and Verse, 1815. This was followed by 58 additional works. A thorough exploration of these, or of such of them are poetical, would be necessary to trace her hymns with accuracy. They, however, are more numerous than important. Many have been used in the older collections; some are… Go to person page >

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First Line: The mighty angel to whose hand
Author: L. H. Sigourney

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Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d174

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #967

Select Hymns #d428

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Select Hymns #426

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #967

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The Voice of Praise #975

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