Whilst elders fall before thy throne

Whilst elders fall before thy throne

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Whilst Elders fall before thy throne,
The rainbow'd throne whose base is love;
To man, they make thy pleasure known,
The cause of life below, above.

2 Thou Lord, art worthy, loud they cry,
Of glory, honour, pow'r divine:
For all in earth, and all on high,
Were made by thee; and all are thine:

3 Hence, Angels, Spirits, Elders sing
Hosannas, in one choral strain.
The Heav'ns they hymn th'Eternal King
And Earth repeats Amen, Amen.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #II

Author: George Richards

Richards, George, born near Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1755. For some years he was Purser and Chaplain in the United States Navy, and also taught a school in Boston. In 1789 he became an Universalist preacher, ministered at Portsmouth, New Haven, 1793-1809, and from 1809 in Philadelphia, where, his mind having given way under trouble, he died by his own hand, March 16, 1816. With S. Lane he edited the Universalist Hymn Book, published at Boston, 1792. This was one of the earliest collections of that body. It contained 49 of Richards's hymns. In 1801 he published A Collection of Hymns, Dover, New Hampshire, which contained 6 additional hymns by himself, and in 1806, also at Dover, a second edition of the same, greatly enlarged, with anothe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Whilst elders fall before thy throne
Author: George Richards
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