Jacob's Prophecy of Shiloh

Shiloh shall come, the prophet cries

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Shiloh shall come—the Prophet cries,
As death illumes his closing eyes;
O'er people, kindreds, tongues he sways:
And Judah claims no more, the praise.

2 Thou long foretold—yet great unkonwn,
Shiloh! ascend salvation's throne.
Gath'rer of nations come, oh come!
Leader! Commander, guide us home!

3 Speak but the word, and light shall be;
That light of life which points to thee;
Where all thy works—ador'd I AM!
Shall glorify thy glorious name.

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

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: Shiloh shall come, the prophet cries
Title: Jacob's Prophecy of Shiloh
Author: George Richards
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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