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Evils of Intemperance

Mourn for the thousands slain

Author: Seth C. Brace
Published in 173 hymnals

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1. Mourn for the thousands slain,
The youthful and the strong,
Mourn for the wine-cup's fearful reign,
And the deluded throng.

2. Mourn for the lost, but call,
Call to the strong, the free;
Rouse them to shun that dreadful fall,
And to the Refuge flee.

3. Mourn for the lost, but pray,
Pray to our God above,
To break the fell destroyer's sway.
And show his saving love.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #750

Author: Seth C. Brace

Brace, Seth Collins, son of the Rev. Joab Brace, was born at Newington, Connecticut, Aug. 3, 1811, and entered the Presbyterian ministry in 1842, but subsequently joined the Congregationalists. His Temperance hymn, “Mourn for the thousands slain," is widely used. It was written in 1843, and included in the Philadelphia Parish Hymn, 1843, with others which he wrote on the same subject, under the signature of "C." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Mourn for the thousands slain
Title: Evils of Intemperance
Author: Seth C. Brace



The Cyber Hymnal #4335
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