Free, though in chains, the mountains stand,
The valleys link'd run through the land;
In fellowship the forests thrive,
And streams from streams their strength derive.
The cattle graze in flocks and herds,
In choirs and concerts sing the birds;
Insects by millions ply the wing,
And flowers in peaceful armies spring.
All nature is society,
All nature's voices harmony,
All colours blend to form pure light,--
Why then should Christians not unite?
Thus to the Father pray'd the Son,
"One may they be as We are one,
That I in them, and Thou in me,
They one with Us may ever be."
Children of God! combine your bands;
Brethren in Christ! join hearts and hands,
And pray,--for so the Father will'd,
That the Son's prayer may be fulfill'd:--
Fulfill'd in you, fulfill'd in all,
That on the name of Jesus call,
And every covenant of love
They bind on earth be bound above.
Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #154
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Sacred Poems and Hymns #154||Free, though in chains, the mountains stand||Free, though in chains, the mountains stand||James Montgomery||184.108.40.206||1854|
|The Harp: being a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to all purposes of social and religious worship #28||Free, yet in chains, the mountains stand||Free, yet in chains, the mountains stand||1840|