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O why should Israel's sons, once blessed

O why should Israel's sons, once blessed

Author: James Joyce
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 O why should Israel's sons, once bless'd,
Still roam the scorning world around:
Disown'd of heaven, by man oppress'd,
Outcasts from Zion's hallow'd ground?

2 O God of Israel, view their race;
Back to Thy fold the wanderers bring,
Teach them to seek Thy slighted grace,
To hail in Christ their promised King.

3 The veil of darkness rend in twain,
Which hides their Shiloh's glorious light;
The sever'd olive-branch again
To its own parent stock unite.

4 Haste, glorious day, expected long,
When Jew and Greek one prayer shall raise,
With eager feet one temple throng,
One God with grateful rapture praise.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: James Joyce

Joyce, James, M.A., was born at Frome, Somersetshire, Nov. 2, 1781, and was for some years Vicar of Dorking, and died there Oct. 9, 1850. He published A Treatise on Love to God, &c, 1822, The Lays of Truth, a Poem, 1825; and Hymns with Notes, 1849. This last is a small work which he compiled for his parishioners. It is composed of passages of Holy Scripture, Meditations, and 20 Hymns. Of his hymns, the following are in common use:— 1. Disown'd of Heav'n, by man opprest. [On behalf of the Jews.] Tlds appeared in the Christian Observer, Nov., 1809, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, headed, "Hymn applicable to the present condition of the Jews," and signed "J. J." The form in which it is known to modern collections is, "O why should Israel's so… Go to person page >

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First Line: O why should Israel's sons, once blessed
Author: James Joyce
Language: English



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A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #172Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #513Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, at their Session, June 1846, and authorized to be used in the churches under their care #227Page Scan
Church Hymnal #265Page Scan
Church Hymnal, Third Edition #289
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #619Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #452Page Scan
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #294Text
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1060Page Scan
Jewel Selections #d132
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #460Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d630
Parish Psalmody #d642
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #1285Page Scan
The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer with accompanying tunes (3rd ed., rev. and enl.) #116Page Scan
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #294Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H605Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #591TextPage Scan