At a Collection for Poor Ministers

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1 Praise the Savior, all ye nations,
Praise him, all ye hosts above;
Shout with joyful acclamations,
His divine, victorious love:
Be his kingdom now promoted,
Let the earth her monarch know;
Be my all to him devoted,
To my Lord my all I owe.

2 See how beauteous on the mountains
Are their feet, whose grand design
Is to guide us to the fountains,
That o’erflow with bliss divine,—
Who proclaim the joyful tidings
Of salvation all around,—
Disregard the world’s deridings,
And in works of love abound.

3 With my substance will I honor
My Redeemer and my Lord;
Were ten thousand worlds my manor
All were nothing to his word:
While the heralds of salvation
His abounding grace proclaim,
Let his friends of every station,
Gladly join to spread his fame.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CDXXXII

Author: Benjamin Francis

Francis, Benjamin , M.A., was born in Wales in 1734. He was baptized at the age of 15, and began to preach at 19. He studied at the Bristol Baptist College, and commenced his ministry at Sodbury. In 1757 he removed to Horsley (afterwards called Shortwood), in Gloucestershire. There he remained, through a happy and very successful ministry of 42 years, until his death in 1799. He was the author of many poetical compositions :— (1) Conflagration, a Poem in Four Parts, (1770); (2) Elegies on the Deaths of the Revs. George Whitefield , Caleb Evans, Robert Day, and Joshua Thomas; (3) The Association, a Poem (1790); (4) a Poetical Address to the Stockbridge Indians (5) two satirical pieces on the Baptismal controversy; The Salopian Zealo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Praise the Savior, all ye nations
Title: At a Collection for Poor Ministers
Author: Benjamin Francis
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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