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Lord, deliver; Thou canst save

Lord, deliver; Thou canst save

Author: Eliza Lee Follen
Published in 14 hymnals

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Lord! deliver; Thou canst save;
Save from evil, Mighty God!
Hear—oh! hear the kneeling slave;
Break—oh! break th’ oppressor’s rod.

May the captive’s pleading fill
All the earth, and all the sky;
Every other voice be still,
While he pleads with God on high.

He, whose ear is everywhere,
Who doth silent sorrow see,
Will regard the captive’s prayer,
Will from bondage set him free.

From the tyranny within,
Save Thy children, Lord! we pray;
Chains of iron, chains of sin,
Cast, forever cast away.

Love to man, and love to God,
Are the weapons of our war;
These can break th’ oppressor’s rod—
Burst the bonds that we abhor.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #581

Author: Eliza Lee Follen

Follen, Eliza Lee, née Cabot, a well-known Unitarian writer, daughter of Samuel Cabot, born at Boston, August 15, 1787, and married, in 1828, to Professor Charles Follen, who perished on board the "Lexington," which was burnt on Long Island Sound, Jan. 13,1840. Mrs. Follen died at Brookline, Mass., 1860. She was a voluminous writer. Her Poems were first published at Boston (Crosby & Co.), 1839, and whilst she was in England she issued another volume for children's use, entitled The Lark and the Linnet, in 1854. Both volumes also contain some translations from the German, and versions of a few Psalms. Her best known hymns are:— 1. How sweet to be allowed to pray. Resignation. Appeared in the Christian Disciple, Sept., 1818,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, deliver; Thou canst save
Author: Eliza Lee Follen



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #581Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #581Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #708Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #802Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #802Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #492Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #492Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1037Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d359
Sacred Melodies for Conference and Prayer Meetings, and for Social and Private Devotion (13th ed.) #261Page Scan
Songs of the Free, and Hymns of Christian Freedom #d67
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1037Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn Book #d270
The Gospel Psalmist #813Page Scan
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