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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."
Oppressed and bound by Egypt's king,
And forth Thy fainting Israel bring. 2. Lo, in these latter days, our land
Groans with the anguish of the slave!
Not shortened that it can not save. 3. Roll back the swelling tide of sin,
The lust of gain, the lust of power;
How long delays th’ appointed hour? 4. As Thou of old to Miriam's hand
The thrilling timbrel didst restore,
Echoed from desert to the shore;5. O let Thy smitten ones again
Take up the chorus of the free-
For IIe hath conquered gloriously!”
Are all Thy works, and words, and ways,
Thanksgiving and eternal praise ! 2. As children of Thy gracious care,
We vail the eye--we bend the knee-
prayer, Father and God, we come to Thee.
3. For Thou hast heard, O God of right!
The sighing of the hapless slave;
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,
Be praise and glory evermore.
1. O Lord! our eyes have waited long,
But now a little cloud appears,
Onward into the coming years.
Far stretching from the ocean strand,
Encircling our beloved land.
The glorious boon of love shall fall,
As at an angel's trumpet call. 4. Then shall a shout of joy go up,
The wild, glad cry of freedom, come
And songs from lips long scaled and dumb. . 5. And every bondsman's chain be broke,
And every soul that moves abroad
The blessed liberty of God.
J. H. BRYANT.
1. LORD! deliver; Thou canst save!
Save from evil, Mighty God!
Break, O! break th'oppressor's rod.
All the earth, and all the sky;
While he pleads with God on high.
every where, Who doth silent sorrow see, Will regard the captive's prayer,
Will from bondage set him free.
Save thy children, Lord! we pray;
Cast, forever cast away.
Are the weapons of our war;
Burst the bonds that we abhor.
1. MEN! whose boast it is, that ye
Come of fathers brave and free,
do not feel the chain
ye not base slaves, indeed-
Fetters for our own dear sake,
No! true freedom is to share
Earnest to make others free!
For the fallen and the weak;
JAMES R. LOWELL,
Life itself is liberty;
Than united hearts and hands.
Sin, itself earth's heaviest yoke;
Man o'er brute, and man o'er man.
Life again be liberty,
Love-knit hearts and love-linked hands. 4. So shall every slavery cease,
All God's children dwell in peace,
Who stand on Zion's hill!
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,
And souglet, but never found !
That see this heavenly light!
But died without the sight.
And tuneful notes employ;
And deserts learn the joy.
6. O God, make bare Thine arm
Through all the earth abroad:
nation now behold
1. Mourn for the thousands slain,
The youthful and the strong;
And the deluded throng.
For reason's light divine,
Where God had bid it shine.
Eternal life and light
And turned to hopeless night.