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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

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

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #438

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #867

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Choice Hymns #182

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Hymns for Schools #186

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #499

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #499

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1034

Songs of the Free, and Hymns of Christian Freedom #d72

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1034

The Choralist #d203

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The Christian Melodist #567

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The Congregational Hymn Book #949

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The Gospel Psalmist #793

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The Harp #939

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #190

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #82e

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d622

The Vestry Hymn Book #d282

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