While sounds of war are heard around

While sounds of war are heard around

Author: John Aikin
Published in 49 hymnals

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

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #580

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d367

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #398

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #554

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #554

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #554

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #557

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #500

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #500

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #337

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #350

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #337

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #P20

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d1068

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #862

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d328

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #875

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d805

The Christian Psalter #d651

The Church Hymn Book #d1165

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #961

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The Gospel Psalmist #941

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d492

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #907

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #488

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #350

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #554

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #554

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #875

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #554

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #415

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