Lord, thine ancient people see

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1 Lord, Thine ancient people see,
Captive still, in darkness bound;
Let Thy gospel set them free,
Let them hear its joyful sound.

2 Still the veil is on their heart:
Rend it, Lord, at length in twain;
Bid their unbelief depart,
Bring them to Thy fold again.

3 Let Thy love their blindness heal;
God of Israel, hear our prayer;
Let Thy grace their pardon seal,
Still Thy cov'nant let them share.

4 Harp of Judah, long unstrung,
Sound at length the Savior's praise;
Jew and Gentile, old and young,
Loud the glad Hosanna raise.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #119

Author: Edward Harland

Harland, Edward, M.A., was born at Ashbourne, Derby, 1810, and educated at WadhamCollege, Oxford, where he graduated B.A., 1831; M.A., 1833. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of Newborough, 1833-36; of Sandon, 1836-51; Vicar of Colwich, Staffordshire, 1851; and Prebendary in Lichfield Cathedral, 1873. In 1858 he published Index Sermonum. His Church Psalter and Hymnal was first published in 1855, and contained 209 hymns and 8 doxologies. In 1863 a Supplement was added: in "186-" [1865] it was revised and enlarged as the "2nd edition,” and in 1876 a Supplement of 184 hymns was added to the 2nd edition, making 584 hymns in all, most of the "Christmas Carols," &c, of the 2nd edition being omitted. To the various editions of this Hymnal,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, thine ancient people see
Author: Edward Harland
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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