When God would prove his love

When God would prove his love. John Murray* (ca. 1740-1815). This was the second of five hymns 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 hymn is reproduced below in a modern font (the original as it appeared in 1782 can be viewed at https://archive.org/details/christianhymnpo00rell, pp. 233-234).        When God would...

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