Grace in Christ, before the World began

'Twas finished, saith the faithful God

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 'Twas finsh'd, saith the faithful God,
Before the world itself began:
The ransom of a Saviour's blood,
From everlasting, flow'd for man.

2 Ere Satan dar'd th' Eternal King;
Ere Eden saw the morning sun;
Ere Eve had felt the Serpent's sting;
Thy perfect will, O God, was done.

3 Before that Adam disobey'd,
Himself, and all his sons were thine:
Those works, thy life thy death display'd,
Confirm eternity's design.

4 Jesus from earth's foundation slain!
Worthy art thou, thrice worthy, Lord!
To ever live, and rule, and reign,
By angels, and by men, ador'd.

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

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: 'Twas finished, saith the faithful God
Title: Grace in Christ, before the World began
Author: George Richards
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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