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O why are you cast down my soul

O why are you cast down my soul

Author: William Rhinehart
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh, why art thou cast down, my soul?
Why sunk within me so?
Hope thou in God--he is thy Guide
And Guardian here below.

2 Has not the Saviour died for thee,
And shed his precious blood?
Has he not groaned on Calvary,
To bring thee home to God?

3 Then why art thou cast down, my soul?
Shake off thy gloomy fears;
Thy toils and conflicts soon shall end
In this dark vale of tears.

4 What though the powers of earth and hell
Against thee should combine?
Amidst thy conflicts, O my soul,
A glorious hope is thine.

5 This world and all created things
In ruins soon shall lie;
But thou, my soul, shalt dwell secure,
Beyond the starry sky.

6 There thou shalt rest with Christ above,
Where he, eternal, reigns,
And ever sing redeeming love
With sweet, angelic strains.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #730

Author: William Rhinehart

Rhinehart, William. (Virginia, November 28, 1800--May 5, 1861). United Brethren in Christ. Licensed 1825, ordained 1829. Presiding elder, Virginia Conference and Miami Conference. Editor of The Religious Telescope (magazine), 1834. Pastor, First Church, Dayton. Powerful singer. Active in temperance and anti-slavery movements. Compiled American Church Harp and in 1837 the Hymn Book of the United Brethren in Christ. --Ellen Jane Lorenz, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: O why are you cast down my soul
Author: William Rhinehart



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d249

Melodies of Salvation #d123

Melodies of Salvation #d168

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d316

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #791

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The Voice of Praise #730

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