Come, Thou Almighty King

Come, Thou Almighty King. British 18th century, author unknown. According to JJ this appeared without an author’s name in a four-page tract bound in with George Whitefield*’s Collection of Hymns for Social Worship in the edition of 1757, British Library copy. It is no longer in this copy, if it ever was (although the book is in a poor state, there is no sign that pages at the back have been forcibly removed; either they have somehow disappeared, or JJ made an error). It is bound in, as JJ describes, in the edition of 1760, entitled ‘An Hymn to the Trinity’. In editions from 1761 onwards it was included in the body of the hymnal. The other hymn in the tract was ‘Jesus, let thy pitying eye’...

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