What seraph of celestial birth

What seraph of celestial birth

Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 What Seraph of celestial birth
To vie with Israel's God shall dare?
Or who among the gods of earth,
With our Almighty Lord compare?

2 With rev'rence and religious dread
His saints should to his temple press;
His fear through all their hearts should spread,
Who his Almighty Name confess.

3 Lord God of armies, who can boast
Of strength or pow'r like thine renoun'd;
Of such a num'rous faithful host,
As that which does thy throne surround?

4 Thou dost the lawless sea controul,
And change the prospect of the deep;
Thou mak'st the sleeping billows roll;
Thou mak'st the rolling billows sleep.

5 In thee the sov'reign right remains
Of earth and heav'n; thee, Lord, alone
The world, and all that it contains,
Their Maker and Preserver own.

6 Thy arm is mighty, strong thy hand,
Yet, Lord, thou dost with justice reign;
Possess'd of absolute command,
Thou truth and mercy dost maintain.


Source: A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns (Charleston hymnal) #P.XXIII

Text Information

First Line: What seraph of celestial birth
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version, 1696, 1698, from Psalm 89 "Thy mercies, Lord, shall be my song"
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.LXXXIXb

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #P.LXXXIXb

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #P.LXXXIX

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #41

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #41

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A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns (Charleston hymnal) #P.XXIII

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Sacred Poetry #LXXXIXf

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