Although the vine its fruit deny, The budding fig-tree droop and die

Although the vine its fruit deny, The budding fig-tree droop and die

Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk
Tune: HABAKKUK (Hodges)
Published in 33 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Although the vine its fruit deny,
The budding fig-tree droop and die,
No oil the olive yield;
Yet will I trust me in my God,
Yea, bend rejoicing to His rod,
And by His grace be heal'd.

2 Though fields, in verdure once array'd,
By whirlwinds desolate be laid,
Or parch'd by scorching beam;
Still in the Lord shall be my trust,
My joy; for, though His frown is just,
His mercy is supreme.

3 Though from the folds the flock decay,
Though herds lie famish'd o'er the lea,
And round the empty stall;
My soul above the wreck shall rise,
Its better joys are in the skies;
There God is all in all.

4 In God my strength, howe'er distrest,
I yet will hope, and calmly rest,
Nay, triumph in His love:
My lingering soul, my tardy feet,
Free as the hind He makes, and fleet,
To speed my course above.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk

Henry Ustick Onderdonk, Bishop of Pennsylvania, was born in New York, March 16, 1789, and educated at Columbia College, B.A. 1805, M.A. 1808, D.D. 1827. Having decided to devote his life to medicine, he studied first in London and then in Edinburgh, receiving his M.D. from that university in 1810. Returning to New York, he began to study theology under Bishop Hobart and was ordained in 1815. He was rector of St. Ann's, Brooklyn, until 1827 when, following a famous controversy, he was elected bishop coadjutor of Pennsylvania, becoming diocesan in 1836 upon the death of Bishop White. He, with W.A. Muhlenberg, q.v., was influential on the committee appointed by General Convention to prepare the so-called Prayer Book Collection, 1826. The… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Although the vine its fruit deny, The budding fig-tree droop and die
Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk
Meter: 8.8.6.8.8.6
Language: English

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Instances

Instances (1 - 33 of 33)
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A Collection of Sacred Song #73(H208)

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A Collection of Sacred Song #73(H208)

A Selection of Hymns #d4

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #509

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #442

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #410a

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #410b

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d5

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d9

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Hymnal #442

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Hymnal #442

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d11

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #208

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Hymns Recommended for use in the Reformed Episcopal Church #135

Lyra Sacra Americana #d5

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Plymouth Collection #a127

Sabbath School Choir #d2

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Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre #H208

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #127

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The Baptist Praise Book #266

The Christian Lyre. Vol. II #d4

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #442

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The Church Hymnal #385

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #730

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The Hymnal #442

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #H208

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #T70

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The Standard Church Hymnal #478

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The Sunday School Singing Book #43

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The Sweet Singer of Israel #209

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