Lord, thou hast scourged our guilty land

Lord, thou hast scourged our guilty land

Author: Joel Barlow
Published in 51 hymnals

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1 Lord thou hast scourg'd our guilty land,
Behold thy people mourn;
Shall vengeance ever guide thy hand?
And mercy ne'er return?

2 Beneath the terrors of thine eye,
Earth's haughty tow'rs decay;
Thy frowning mantle spreads the sky,
And mortals melt away.

3 Our Zion trembles at thy stroke,
And dreads thy lifted hand;
Oh, heal the people thou hast broke,
And save the sinking land.

4 Exalt thy banner in the field,
For those that fear thy name;
From barb'rous hosts our nation shield,
And put our foes to shame.

5 Attend our armies to the fight,
And be their guardian God;
In vain shall num'rous pow'rs unite,
Against thy lifted rod.

6 Our troops beneath thy guiding hand,
Shall gain a glad renown:
'Tis God who makes the feeble stand,
And treads the mighty down.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.LX

Author: Joel Barlow

Barlow, Joel, born at Reading, Connecticut, 1755 [sic], graduated at Yale 1778, and died near Cracow, Poland, 1812, He was well known as an author and politician during and after the American Revolution. His publications include Hasty Pudding; Columbia, &c. In 1785, at the request of the (Congregational) General Association of Connecticut, he corrected and enlarged Dr. Watts's Psalms, supplying those omitted by Watts, and adapting the whole to American thought and circumstances. This work, published in 1786, went through various editions, and, although officially superseded by Dwight in 1800, it continued to be issued for many years after. Its title is somewhat curious as setting forth its design. It reads:— Psalms carefully suited to the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, thou hast scourged our guilty land
Author: Joel Barlow
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d318

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #917

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #735

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #472

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Church Hymn Book #P.LX

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d628

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Church Psalmody #P60

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Church Psalmody #P60

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #112a

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #104

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #112a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #104

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #LX

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P60

Melodies of the Church #d596

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d484

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d476

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #P60

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Psalms and Hymns #p60

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Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America #60

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #897

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #311.897

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The Baptist Hymn Book #897

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The Baptist Praise Book #1264

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The Baptist Psalmody #1111

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #623

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #668

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d158

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #246

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The Christian Psalmist #P60

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P60

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The Church Praise Book #585

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #339

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #836

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #836

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The Psalmist #987

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The Psalmist #987

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The Psalmody #977

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The Psalms and Hymns #P60

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d518

The Southern Psalmist #d489

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d512

The Thanksgiving #d132

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