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Lord, when thine ancient people cried

Lord, when thine ancient people cried

Author: Caroline W. Sewall
Published in 19 hymnals

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Lord, when Thine ancient people cried,
Oppressed and bound by Egypt’s king,
Thou didst Arabia’s sea divide,
And forth Thy fainting Israel bring.

Lo, in these latter days, our land
Groans with the anguish of the slave:
Lord God of hosts! stretch forth Thy hand,
Not shortened that it cannot save.

Roll back the swelling tide of sin,
The lust of gain, the lust of power;
The day of freedom usher in:
How long delays the appointed hour?

As Thou of old to Miriam’s hand
The thrilling timbrel didst restore,
And to the joyful song her land
Echoed from desert to the shore;

O let Thy smitten ones again
Take up the chorus of the free,—
Praise ye the Lord! His power proclaim,
For He hath conquered gloriously!

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #438

Author: Caroline W. Sewall

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First Line: Lord, when thine ancient people cried
Author: Caroline W. Sewall



Instances (1 - 19 of 19)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #438Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #438Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #867Page Scan
Choice Hymns: for social and private devotion, Lord's Day schools and revivals. (2nd ed.) #182Page Scan
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #186Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #499Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #499Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1034Page Scan
Songs of the Free, and Hymns of Christian Freedom #d72
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1034Page Scan
The Choralist #d203
The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #567Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #949Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #793Page Scan
The Harp #939Page Scan
The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #190Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #82ePage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d622
The Vestry Hymn Book #d282