The spring great God at thy command

The spring great God at thy command

Author: Thomas Gibbons
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 The spring, great God, at thy command,
Leads forth the smiling year;
Gay verdure, foliage, blooms and flowers
To adorn her reign, appear.

2 But soon canst thou in righteous wrath
Blast all the promis'd joy,
And elements await thy nod
To bless or to destroy.

3 The sun, thy minister of love,
That from the naked ground
Calls forth the hidden seeds to birth,
And spreads their beauties round:

4 At the dread order of his God,
Now darts destructive fires;
Hills, plains, and vales, are parch'd with drought,
And blooming life expires.

5 Like burnish'd brass, the heaven around
In angry terror burns,
While the earth lies a joyless waste,
And into iron turns.

6 Pity us, Lord, in our distress,
Nor with our land contend;
Bid the avenging skies relent,
And showers of mercy send!

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #604

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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A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d142
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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #H.CCCLXXXVIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #501Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #604Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d774
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Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #604Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #604Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #604Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #604Page Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #DIPage Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #656Page Scan
The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d235
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1219Page Scan
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