What hath God wrought, might Isreal say

Author: Thomas Gibbons
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 What hath God wrought! might Israel say,
When Jordan roll'd its tide away,
And gave a passage to their bands,
Safely to march across its sands.

2 What hath God wrought! might well be said,
When Jesus, rising from the dead,
Scatter'd the shades of pagan night,
And bless'd the nations with his light.

3 What hath God wrought! let Britain see,
Freed from the plagues of popery,
Its ten fold night, its iron chains,
Its galling yoke, its cruel pains.

4 What hath God wrought! in glad surprize,
Shall sound thro' all the earth and skies,
When, like a mill-stone in the main,
Proud Rome shall sink, nor rise again.

5 What hath God wrought! O blissful theme!
Are we redeem'd, and call'd by him?
Shall we be led the desert thro'?—
And safe arrive at glory too?—

6 The news shall every heart employ,
Fill every tongue with rapturous joy;
When shall we join the heavenly throng,
To swell the triumph and the song!

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

Author: Thomas Gibbons

Gibbons, Thomas, was born at Beak, near Newmarket, May 31, 1720; educated by Dr. Taylor, at Deptford; ordained in 1742, as assistant to the Rev. Mr. Bures, at Silver Street Chapel, London; and in 1743 became minister of the Independent Church, at Haberdashers' Hall, where he remained till his death, Feb. 22, 1785. In addition to his ministerial office he became, in 1754, tutor of the Dissenting Academy at Mile End, London; and, in 1759, Sunday evening lecturer at Monkwell Street. In 1760 the College at New Jersey, U.S., gave him the degree of M.A. and in 1764 that of Aberdeen the degree of D.D. His prose works were (1) Calvinism and Nonconformity defended, 1740; (2) Sermons on various subjects, 1762; (3) Rhetoric, 1767; (4) Female Worthies,… Go to person page >

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First Line: What hath God wrought, might Isreal say
Title: Deliverances
Author: Thomas Gibbons
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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