Come, though we can truly sing

Come, though we can truly sing. John Murray* (ca. 1740-1815).  This is one of five hymns by Murray, all first published in the 1782 edition of Christian Hymns, Poems and Sacred Songs, Sacred to the Praise of God, Our Saviour, compiled by the English Universalist James Relly and his brother John Relly.  The book was first published in London in 1754, and the 1782 edition was published in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for Noah Parker (1734-1787), a convert of Murray’s and preacher in Portsmouth (Brewster, pp. 124-127). The text is reproduced below in a modern font (the original text of 1782 can be viewed at, pp. 232-233):          Come, though...

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