Zeal of the Lord of Hosts

Zeal is the Lord of Hosts, thy zeal

Author: George Richards
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Zeal of the lord of Hosts! thy zeal,
Zealous to finish sin,
Shall of transgression make an end,
And righteousness bring in.

2 Yes! righteousness divine, complete,
The righteousness of God,
Imputed to the guilty soul,
By faith in Jesus' blood.

3 And will that God who gave his son,
Refuse this faith to give?
Sure, no.—It cannot, cannot be—
Man shall believe and live.

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

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: Zeal is the Lord of Hosts, thy zeal
Title: Zeal of the Lord of Hosts
Author: George Richards
Copyright: Public Domain



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