Worthy art thou, the First of Days

Worthy art thou, the First of Days

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Worthy art thou, the First of Days,
Forever live, forever reign;
All blessing, glory, pow'r and praise
Be thine, from earth's foundation slain.

2 Ye angels, bow at Jesus' feet.
Let elders tune their harps aloud.
And bending from the radiant seat,
Triumphant spirits shout the God.

3 Amen, the prime archangel cries,
Amen— all heav'n returns Amen;
Worthy is Christ the earth replies,
And worlds repeat the glorious strain.

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

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: Worthy art thou, the First of Days
Author: George Richards
Copyright: Public Domain



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