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For those in bonds as bound with them

For those in bonds as bound with them

Author: Thomas Hastings
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

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

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

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First Line: For those in bonds as bound with them
Author: Thomas Hastings



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Church Melodies #416

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #1325

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1325

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1325

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1325

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1325

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1325

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Songs of the Church #849

The Service of Praise #d82

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The Voice of Praise #798

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