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Hush the loud cannon's roar

Hush the loud cannon's roar

Author: John Johns
Published in 24 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hush the loud cannon's road,
The frantic warrior's call!
Why should the earth be drenched with gore?
Are we not brothers all?

2 Want, from the wretch depart!
Chains, from the captive fall!
Sweet mercy, melt th' oppressor's heart--
Suff'rers are brothers all.

3 Churches and sects, strike down
Each mean partition wall!
Let love each harsher feeling drown--
Christians are brothers all.

4 Let love and truth alone
Hold human hearts in thrall,
That heaven its work at length may own,
And men be brothers all.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #802

Author: John Johns

Johns, John, born at Plymouth, March 17, 1801, the son of an artist. Educated at the grammar school and by the Rev. I. Worsley, Unitarian minister at Plymouth, and afterwards spent two years at Edinburgh. In 1820 became minister of the old Presbyterian chapel at Crediton, where he remained till his removal to Liverpool in 1836, as Minister to the Poor. He was a man of fine poetic temperament and retiring disposition, but his work among the people called out his great practical and organising ability. He died a sacrifice to the fever which raged in the district where he laboured, June 23, 1847. Besides his reports to the Liverpool Domestic Mission Society, and frequent contributions to the Monthly Repository, Christian Reformer, and Christia… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hush the loud cannon's roar
Author: John Johns



Instances (1 - 24 of 24)
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Hymns for Schools #346

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #467

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #467

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Revival Hymns #392

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The Christian Hymn Book #965

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The Christian Hymnal #651

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #184

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The Christian hymnal #91

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Songs of the League #3

Grammar School Hymn Book #d120

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #488

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d113

The Choralist #d144

The Christian Hymnal #d305


A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #184

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Sacred Songs For Public Worship #118

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1015

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The Gospel Psalmist #804

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The School Hymn-Book #284

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #863

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The Voice of Praise #802

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