"Is this a fast for me?"

"Is this a fast for me?"

Author: William H. Drummond
Published in 36 hymnals

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1 Is this a fast for me?
Thus saith the Lord our God:
A day for man to vex his soul
And feel affliction's rod?

2 No; is not this alone
The sacred fast I choose--
Oppression's yoke to burst in twain,
The bands of guilt unloose?

3 To nakedness and want
Your food and raiment deal,
To dwell your kindred race among,
And all their sufferings heal?

4 Then like the morning ray,
Shall spring your health and light;
Before you, righteousness shall shine,
Behind, my glory bright!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #773

Author: William H. Drummond

Drummond, William Hamilton, D.D., son of an Irish physician, was born at Ballyclare, Antrim, Ireland, 1772, and died at Dublin, Oct. 16, 1865. Educated for the ministry at the University of Glasgow, he became, in 1793, the pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, Belfast, and in 1816, of the Strand Street Chapel, Dublin. His poetical works include:— (1) Juvenile Poems, 1797; (2) Trafalger, 1805; (3) The Giant's Causeway, 1811; (4) Clontarf, 1817; (5) Who are the Happy? a Poem, on the Christian Beatitudes, with other Poems on Sacred Subjects, 1818. In 1818 A Selection of Psalms & Hymns for the Use of the Presbytery of Antrim, and the Congregation of Strand Street, Dublin, was published at Belfast. This Selection was probably edited… Go to person page >

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First Line: "Is this a fast for me?"
Author: William H. Drummond

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #387

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #387

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #861

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #631

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #451

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #697

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #808

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #558

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #718

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a718

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Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #114

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #871

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #871

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Hymns for Public Worship #568

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Hymns for Schools #380

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #449

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #449

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #567

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Hymns of the Spirit #254

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Plymouth Collection #a1016

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Sacred Songs For Public Worship #119

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Selection of Hymns, for Public Worship designed to be used with Watts' #84

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #601

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d339

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1016

The Church Hymn Book #d469

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1368

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The Congregational Hymn Book #966

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The Psalmody #972

The Saints' Harp #d439

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The Voice of Praise #773

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