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Thou didst, O mighty God, exist

Thou didst, O mighty God, exist

Author: Elizabeth Singer Rowe
Published in 26 hymnals

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1 Thou didst, O mighty God, exist
Ere time began its race--
Before the ample elements
Filled up the void of space.

2 Before the ponderous earthly globe
In fluid air was stayed,
Before the ocean's mighty springs
Their liquid stores displayed--

3 Ere through the gloom of ancient night
The streaks of light appeared,
Before the high celestial arch
Or starry poles were reared--

4 Ere man adored, or angels knew
Or praised thy wondrous name,
Thy bliss, O sacred Spring of life,
And glory, were the same.

5 And when the pillars of the world
With sudden ruin break,
And all this vast and goodly frame
Sinks in the mighty wreck--

6 When from her orb the moon shall start,
Th' astonished sun roll back,
While all the trembling starry lamps
Their ancient course forsake--

7 Forever permanent and fixed,
From agitation free,
Unchanged in everlasting years
Shall thy existence be.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #36

Author: Elizabeth Singer Rowe

Howe, Elizabeth, née Singer, daughter of Walter Singer, an Independent Minister, was born near Frome, Somersetshire, in 1674; married in 1710 to Thomas Rowe, the poet; and died in Feb., 1737. Her works include Friendship in Death; Letters Moral and Entertaining, and Devoute exercises of the Heart (which was revised and published by Dr. Watts). Her Miscellaneous Works in Prose and Verse, which included some of her husband's poems, together with her Hymns and Versions of Psalms, was published posthumously in 1739. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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Instances (1 - 26 of 26)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d147
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #XLIVPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #108Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #12Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #5Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #5Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d622
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #108Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #108Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #15Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #15Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #9Page Scan
Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d216
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d403
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #2Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #17Page Scan
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #87Page Scan
Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d279
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d415
The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d207
The Church Hymn Book #d1000
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d557
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #108Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #103Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #36TextPage Scan
Universalist Hymn Book #d548



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