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4. Thus shall the vengeance of the Lord

Safety and joy to saints afford;

And all that hear shall join and say— “Sure there's a God that rules on high, A God that hears His children cry,

And will their sufferings well repay."



L. M.
1. LORD, when Thine ancient people cried,

Oppressed and bound by Egypt's king,
Thou didst Arabia's sea divide,

And forth Thy fainting Israel bring. 2. Lo, in these latter days, our land

Groans with the anguish of the slave!
Lord God of hosts! stretch forth Thy hand,

Not shortened that it can not save. 3. Roll back the swelling tide of sin,

The lust of gain, the lust of power;
The day of freedom usher in;

How long delays th’ appointed hour? 4. As Thou of old to Miriam's hand

The thrilling timbrel didst restore,
And to the joyful song her hand

Echoed from desert to the shore;5. O let Thy smitten ones again

Take up the chorus of the free-
“Praise ye the Lord! His power proclaim,

For IIe hath conquered gloriously!”



L. M.
1. O Holy Father! just and true

Are all Thy works, and words, and ways,
And unto Thee alone are due.

Thanksgiving and eternal praise ! 2. As children of Thy gracious care,

We vail the eye--we bend the knee-
With broken words of

praise and

prayer, Father and God, we come to Thee.

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3. For Thou hast heard, O God of right!

The sighing of the hapless slave;
And stretched for him the arm of might,

Not shortened that it could not save. 4. Speed on Thy work, Lord God of hosts!

And when the bondsman's chain is riven, And swells from all our country.’s coasts

The anthem of the free to heaven, 5. O, not to those whom Thou hast led,

As with Thy cloud and fire before,
But unto Thee, in fear and dread,

Be praise and glory evermore.


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1. O Lord! our eyes have waited long,

But now a little cloud appears,
Spreading and swelling as it glides

Onward into the coming years.
2. Bright cloud of Liberty! full soon,

Far stretching from the ocean strand,
Thy glorious folds shall spread abroad,

Encircling our beloved land.
3. Like that sweet rain on Judah’s hills,

The glorious boon of love shall fall,
And our bound millions shall arise

As at an angel's trumpet call. 4. Then shall a shout of joy go up,

The wild, glad cry of freedom, come
From hearts long crushed by cruel hands,

And songs from lips long scaled and dumb. . 5. And every bondsman's chain be broke,

And every soul that moves abroad
In this wide realm, shall know and feel

The blessed liberty of God.


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1. LORD! deliver; Thou canst save!

Save from evil, Mighty God!
Hear, O! hear the kneeling slave:

Break, O! break th'oppressor's rod.
2. May the captive's pleading fill

All the earth, and all the sky;
Every other voice be still,

While he pleads with God on high.
3. He, whose ear is

every where, Who doth silent sorrow see, Will regard the captive's prayer,

Will from bondage set him free.
4. From the tyranny within,

Save thy children, Lord! we pray;
Chains of iron, chains of sin,

Cast, forever cast away.
5. Love to man, and love to God,

Are the weapons of our war;
These can break th' oppressor's rod-

Burst the bonds that we abhor.




1. MEN! whose boast it is, that ye

Come of fathers brave and free,
If there breathe on earth a slave,
Are ye truly free and brave?

do not feel the chain
When it works a brother's pain,

ye not base slaves, indeed-
Slaves unworthy to be freed ?
2. Is true freedom but to break

Fetters for our own dear sake,
And with leathern hearts forget
That we owe mankind a debt?

No! true freedom is to share
All the chains our brothers wear,
And with heart and hand to be

Earnest to make others free!
3. They are slaves, who fear to speak

For the fallen and the weak;
They are slaves, who will not choose
Hatred, scofling, and abuse,
Rather than, in silence, shrink
From the truth they needs must think;
They are slaves, who dare not be
In the right with two or three.



1. God made all IIis creatures free;

Life itself is liberty;
God ordained no other bands

Than united hearts and hands.
2. Sin the primal charter broke-

Sin, itself earth's heaviest yoke;
Tyranny with sin began,

Man o'er brute, and man o'er man.
3. But a better day shall be,

Life again be liberty,
And the wide world's only bands

Love-knit hearts and love-linked hands. 4. So shall every slavery cease,

All God's children dwell in peace,
And the new-born earth record
Love, and Love alone, is Lord.


8. M.
1. How beauteous are their feet

Who stand on Zion's hill!
Who bring salvation on their tongues,

And words of peace reveal,

2. How charming is their voice!

How sweet the tidings are ! “ Zion, behold thy Saviour King !

He reigns and triumphs here."

3. How happy are our ears,

That hear this joyful sound,
Which kings and prophets waited for,

And souglet, but never found !
4. How blessed are our eyes,

That see this heavenly light!
Prophets and kings desired it long,

But died without the sight.
5. The watchmen join their voice,

And tuneful notes employ;
Jerusalem breaks forth in songs,

And deserts learn the joy.

6. O God, make bare Thine arm

Through all the earth abroad:

nation now behold
Their Saviour and their Lord.


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1. Mourn for the thousands slain,

The youthful and the strong;
Mourn for the wine-cup's fearful reign,

And the deluded throng.
2. Mourn for the tarnished gem-

For reason's light divine,
Quenched from the soul's bright diadem,

Where God had bid it shine.
3. Mourn for the ruined soul-

Eternal life and light
Lost by the fiery, maddening bowl,

And turned to hopeless night.

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