1 For those in bonds as bound with them,
To thee, O God! we pray
That some celestial, radiant beam
May bring a brighter day.
2 Pity, O Lord! that injured race,
And thy deliverance send;
Grant them the treasures of thy grace,
And bid their bondage end.
3 They sit in darkness, slow to learn
The blessings that they need
Nor can our anxious thought discern
How best their cause to plead.
4 All helpless, and without a plan,
We come before thy throne;
We put no confidence in man,
But trust in thee alone.
5 The means of rescue, and the hour,
Thy mercy will reveal:
Thine is the wisdom, thine the power;
Teach us to do thy will.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #798