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Show Bread

How rich the types of future grace

Author: George Richards
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 How rich the types of future grace,
Which thro' the law are spread!
Aloud they preach th'eternal Son,
The true, the living bread.

2 From day to day till Jesus came,
His mystick form was shown;
Where all distinctions lost to view,
Of many made but one.

3 In him, nor Jew nor Gentile's found,
Christ's body forms one bread.
And all the diff'rent grains of wheat
Are one, in Christ the head.



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

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: How rich the types of future grace
Title: Show Bread
Author: George Richards
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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