Presentation in the Temple

All hail, thou great First Born

Author: George Richards
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 All hail, thou great first born,
The holy head of man!
What floods of grace roll on to view,
In mercy's glorious plan!

2 The fulness mankind are:
The temple, Lord, art thou:
Thy body comprehends the whole
Of Adam's tribes below.

3 In thee, presented pure
Before the throne of God,
All nations there are made anew,
Of one life giving blood.

4 First born of Heav'n, of earth,
Of ev'ry creature, hail!
Born to redeem from death and hell,
Thy purpose cannot fail.

5 The skies may waste in flame;
All systems melt away;
The sun himself turn black as night;
And earth be lost to day.

6 But thou shalt still remain,
Th' unchanging, Saviour God;
And as eternal ages roll,
Thy name shall be ador'd.

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

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: All hail, thou great First Born
Title: Presentation in the Temple
Author: George Richards
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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