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Isaac, at Peace with Philistia

Author: George Richards Meter: Appears in 2 hymnals Hymnal Title: Calvin Hymnary Project First Line: God hath given to Isaac room


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God hath given to Isaac room

Author: George Richards Hymnal: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #A6 (1808) Hymnal Title: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
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Isaac, at Peace with Philistia

Hymnal: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #XXVII (1792) Meter: Irregular Hymnal Title: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs First Line: God hath given to Isaac room Lyrics: 1 God hath givn' to Isaac room— See Philistines friendly come; Hark! they hail one common Lord; One by him, by them ador'd. 2 Strife, contention, hatred ends; Met in peace, they dwell as friends; Mutual oath, confirm'd above, Jesu and Gentile binds in love. 3 Lord! complete this type of thee, Bid all nations bend the knee; Blessed in th'eternal Son, Bring the wond'rers home, as one. 4 Give them peace, the peace of God; Peace in heaven by Jesus' blood; Thou the truth, the life, the way, Peace, good will to all display. Topics: Patriarchal Types, and Prophecies of Christ Scripture: Genesis 26:30 Languages: English


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George Richards

1755 - 1814 Hymnal Title: Calvin Hymnary Project Author of "Isaac, at Peace with Philistia" 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 another 26 hymns. Of these the following are in common use at the present time:— 1. 0 Christ, what gracious words. The Gospel Message. This hymn appeared in the Boston Collection, 1792, and is the best of the early Universalist hymns. In the Andover Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, it is given as "Saviour, what gracious words." In this form and also in the original, it is found in several collections. 2. Long as the darkening cloud abode. Easter. This hymn in modern collections, as the Songs of the Sanctuary, 1865, No. 687, is composed thus: stanza i. and ii., 11. 1-4, are from Richards, and the rest of the hymn, 3 stanzas of 8 lines in all, is anonymous. Additional hymns by Richards, from both the Boston and the Dover collections, are in modern Universalist hymn-books. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)