God, to correct the world

God, to correct the world

Author: Thomas Jervis
Published in 35 hymnals

Full Text

1 God, to correct the world,
In wrath is slow to rise;
But comes at length, in thunder cloth'd,
And darkness veils the skies.

2 His banners, lifted high,
The nations' God declare,
And, stain'd with blood, with terrors mark'd,
Spread wonder and despair.

3 All earthly pomp and pride
Are in his presence lost;
Empires o'erturned, thrones, sceptres, crowns,
In wild confusion tost.

4 While war and wo prevail,
And desolation wide;
In God, the sov'reign Lord of all,
The righteous still confide.

5 Mysterious is the course
Of his tremendous way:
His path is in the trackless winds,
And in the foaming sea.

6 Yet, though now wrapt in clouds,
And from our view conceal'd
The righteous Judge will soon appear,
In majesty reveal'd!

7 He'll curb the lawless pow'r,
The deadly wrath of man;
And all the windings will unfold
Of his own gracious plan.

8 The sons of tyranny,
In ruin shall be hurl'd;
And light, and liberty, and bliss,
Embrace the new-born world.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #687

Author: Thomas Jervis

Jervis, Thomas, son of a Presbyterian Minister of the same name, was born at Ipswich in 1748, and educated for the Ministry at Hoxton. In 1770 he was appointed classical and mathematical tutor at the Exeter Academy. From 1772 to 1783 he was tutor to the sons of the Earl of Shelburne, at Bowood, where Dr. Priestley was librarian. In the latter year Jervis succeeded Dr. A. Rees at St. Thomas's Southwark, moving in 1796, after the death of Dr. Kippis, to the Princes' St. Chapel, Westminster. From 1808 to 1818 he was minister at the Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds. After his retirement he lived in the neighbourhood of London, and died there in 1833. Jervis was one of the four editors of A Collection of Hymns & Psalms for Public & Private Worship, Londo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God, to correct the world
Author: Thomas Jervis

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 35 of 35)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #416Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #416Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #416TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #135Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #135Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #427Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #427Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #534Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #338Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #351Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #351Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #338Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #534Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #534Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #720Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #867Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #867Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #687Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d255
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #687TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #687Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #687Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #687Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #687Page Scan
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d144
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Christian Devotion, in Public and Private. 2nd ed. #d9
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d143
Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d89
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d253
The Christian Psalter #d159
The Harp #1051Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #534Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d81
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d155
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #526Page Scan



Advertisements