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Miracles of Christ

Author: George Richards Meter: Appears in 2 hymnals Hymnal Title: Calvin Hymnary Project First Line: Jesus, we bless thy power


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Jesus, we bless thy power

Author: George Richards Hymnal: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #A32 (1808) Hymnal Title: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
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Miracles of Christ

Hymnal: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CXXIII (1792) Meter: Hymnal Title: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs First Line: Jesus, we bless thy power Lyrics: 1 Jesus, we bless thy pow'r; Thy grace, we honour more; Such love as thine, it must subdue To worship, love, adore. 2 The blind, the dumb, the deaf A word, a touch relieves; The wither'd arm, at thy command New strength, O Lord, receives. 3 Lepers, who long had groan'd Beneath the weight of pain; The palsied limbs—the dying—dead— Are all made whole again. 4 Legions of hell, obey Thy dread, almighty word; The Jews and Gentiles dispossest, Give glory to the Lord. 5 Come, great Physician, come! In spirit, Christ, display Thy healing, cleansing, gracious pow'rs, And take av'n death away. Topics: Hymns, on the Life of Immanuel, the Head of every Man Scripture: Matthew 14:34-36 Languages: English


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George Richards

1755 - 1814 Hymnal Title: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs Author of "Jesus, we bless thy power" in Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 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)