Balaam's Prophecy: Or, the Star of Jacob

The son of Beor's opening eyes

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 The son of Beor's op'ning eyes,
Mid visions of unfolding skies,
Beholds the promis'd day afar,
The day of Jacob's rising star.

2 He saw—believ'd the God on high,
Nor dar'd that people to defy,
In whom, as members pure and clean,
Iniquity is never seen.

3 Hath Isr'el righteousness alone?
Are not the Gentiles, Lord, thy own?
What saith the word? "All souls are mine"
Thy words are true; the world is thine.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #XC

Author: George Richards

Richards, George, born near Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1755. For some years he was Purser and Chaplain in the United States Navy, and also taught a school in Boston. In 1789 he became an Universalist preacher, ministered at Portsmouth, New Haven, 1793-1809, and from 1809 in Philadelphia, where, his mind having given way under trouble, he died by his own hand, March 16, 1816. With S. Lane he edited the Universalist Hymn Book, published at Boston, 1792. This was one of the earliest collections of that body. It contained 49 of Richards's hymns. In 1801 he published A Collection of Hymns, Dover, New Hampshire, which contained 6 additional hymns by himself, and in 1806, also at Dover, a second edition of the same, greatly enlarged, with anothe… Go to person page >

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First Line: The son of Beor's opening eyes
Title: Balaam's Prophecy: Or, the Star of Jacob
Author: George Richards
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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