Welcome the hope of Israel's race, The Messenger of truth and grace

Welcome the hope of Israel's race, The Messenger of truth and grace

Author: James Merrick
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Welcome the hope of Israel's race
The messenger of truth and grace!
your hearts in righteousness prepare;
Behold your wish'd redemption near!

2 See glory bursting from the skies,
O'er Judah's land effulgent rise;
And fix amidst her coasts its seat,
Where justice, truth, and mercy meet:

3 While faith and hope, their offspring dear,
Attendant on their steps appear;
And join'd in friendly compact move,
Bless'd with philanthropy and love.

4 Truth in thy lands, O earth! shall spring;
And righteousness, her healing wing
Expanding, downward cast her eye;
While heav'n's great Monarch, from on high.

5 The heathen gloom shall cease away,
And usher in a glorious day;
And from his own propitious will
The promis'd grace to man fulfil.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #100

Author: James Merrick

Merrick, James , M.A., was born in 1720, and educated at Oxford, where he became a Fellow of Trinity College. He entered Holy Orders, but his health would not admit of parish work. He died at Reading, 1769. His publications include:— (1) Messiah, a Divine Essay. Humbly dedicated to the Reverend the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the Visitors of the Free School in Reading. By James Merrick, Ætat. 14, Senior Scholar of the School at their last Terminal Visitation, the 7th of October, 1734. Reading. (2) The Destruction of Troy. Translated from the Greek of Tryphiodorus into English Verse, with Notes, &c. 1742. (3) Poems on Sacred Subjects. Oxford . 1763. (4) The Psalms of David Translated or Paraphrased in English Verse… Go to person page >

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Author: James Merrick

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