O when shall Africa's sable race

O when shall Africa's sable race

Author: Thomas Gibbons
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 Oh, when shall Afric's sable sons
Enjoy the heav'nly word;
And vassals, long enslav'd, become
The freemen of the Lord?

2 When shall th' untutor'd Heathen tribes,
A dark, bewilder'd race,
Sit down at our Immanuel's feet,
And learn and sing his grace?

3 Haste sov'reign Mercy, and transform
Their cruelty to love;
Soften the tiger to a lamb,
The vulture to a dove.

Source: Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #457

Author: Thomas Gibbons

Gibbons, Thomas, was born at Beak, near Newmarket, May 31, 1720; educated by Dr. Taylor, at Deptford; ordained in 1742, as assistant to the Rev. Mr. Bures, at Silver Street Chapel, London; and in 1743 became minister of the Independent Church, at Haberdashers' Hall, where he remained till his death, Feb. 22, 1785. In addition to his ministerial office he became, in 1754, tutor of the Dissenting Academy at Mile End, London; and, in 1759, Sunday evening lecturer at Monkwell Street. In 1760 the College at New Jersey, U.S., gave him the degree of M.A. and in 1764 that of Aberdeen the degree of D.D. His prose works were (1) Calvinism and Nonconformity defended, 1740; (2) Sermons on various subjects, 1762; (3) Rhetoric, 1767; (4) Female Worthies,… Go to person page >

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First Line: O when shall Africa's sable race
Author: Thomas Gibbons
Copyright: Public Domain

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Manual of Hymns #d76

Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d97

Village Hymns #d409

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #457

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #457

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #457

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