Father, behold us here

Father, behold us here. John Murray* (ca. 1740-1815).  This is the third of five hymns, all first published in the 1782 edition of Christian Hymns, Poems and Sacred Songs, Sacred to the Praise of God, Our Saviour, compiled by 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 of 1782 can be viewed at https://archive.org/details/christianhymnpo00rell), p.234:         Father, behold us here,      According...

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