While sounds of war are heard around

While sounds of war are heard around

Author: John Aikin
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While sounds of war are heard around,
And death and ruin strew the ground,
To Thee we look, on Thee we call,
The Parent and the Lord of all.

Thou, who hast stamped on human kind
The image of a heaven-born mind,
And in a Father’s wide embrace
Hast cherished all the kindred race;

Great God! whose powerful hand can bind
The raging waves, the furious wind,
O bid the human tempest cease,
And hush the maddening world to peace.

With reverence may each hostile land
Hear and obey that high command,
Thy Son’s blest errand from above—
“My children, live in mutual love!”

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #580

Author: John Aikin

Aikin, John, M.D., 1747-1822. The brother of Mrs. Barbauld,son or Dr. Aikin of the Warrington Academy. As a physician he practised at Warrington and Yarmouth, and from 1798 till the time of his death lived at Stoke Newington. Author (with his sister), of Evenings at Home, editor of the General Biographical Dictionary, and for some time of the Monthly Magazine. His hymn In time of war, "While [what] sounds of war are heard around," was very popular. It is in Kippis and Martineau’s Hymns for the Christian Church and Home. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: While sounds of war are heard around
Author: John Aikin
Copyright: Public Domain



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