Come, ye that know and fear the Lord

Come, ye that know and fear the Lord

Author: George Burder
Tune: DOWNS (Mason)
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1 Come, ye that know and fear the Lord,
And lift your souls above;
Let every heart and voice accord,
To sing that God is love.

2 This precious truth his word declares,
And all his mercies prove;
Jesus, the gift of gifts, appears
To show that God is love.

3 Sinai, in clouds and smoke and fire,
Thunders his dreadful name;
But Zion sings, in melting notes,
The honors of the Lamb.

4 In all his doctrines and commands,
His counsels and designs--
In every work his hands have framed
His love supremely shines.

5 Angels and men the news proclaim,
Through earth and heaven above--
The joyful and transporting news,
That God, the Lord, is love.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #92

Author: George Burder

Burder, George, born in London, June 5, 1752, and trained as an engraver. At the age of 24 he commenced preaching with the Calvinist Methodists, but subsequently joined the Congregationalists,and was pastor sucessively at Lancaster, Coventry, and Fetter Lane, London. He was one of the active founders of the Religious Tract, the London Missionary, and the British and Foreign Bible Societies, and some time editor of the Evangelical Magazine. He died May 29, 1832. His works include Village Sermons, 1704; Sea Sermons, 1821; Cottage Sermons, 1826, and others. He is known to hymnology by his Collection of Hymns from various Authors, intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts, &c, 1784. (Preface dated Nov. 20, 1784.) It had attained to the 25th edition… Go to person page >

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Author: George Burder



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