Please give today to support during one of only two fund drives we run each year. Each month, Hymnary serves more than 1 million users from around the globe, thanks to the generous support of people like you, and we are so grateful. 

Tax-deductible donations can be made securely online using this link.

Alternatively, you may write a check to CCEL and mail it to:
Christian Classics Ethereal Library, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Jubilee Song

O ye who have lost your possessions of peace

Author: M. B. C. Slade
Tune: [O ye who have lost your possessions of peace]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh, ye who have lost your possessions of peace,
Whose soul for the rest that remaineth doth yearn,
The voice of the Lord bids your sorrowing cease,
This year of my jubilee, go shall return.

Oh, jubilee year! jubilee year!
Now let its glad shoutings begin.
The high-sounding trumpet shall gladden the ear,
Proclaiming God's liberty, freedom from sin.

2 Ye, who from the house of your Father astray,
Are longing no more from his presence to roam,
The voice of his mercy doth tenderly say,
This year of my jubilee, ye shall return. [Refrain]

3 Ye, who with his foes are enrolling your names,
Who far from his service are bending the knee,
The voice of Jehovah your ransom proclaims,
This year of my jubilee, all shall go free. [Refrain]

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #132

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canady Slade USA 1826-1882. Born in Fall River, MA, she was well-educated and became a minister's wife, teacher, and poet. She was assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education. She also authored hymns, Sunday school materials and books on education, primarily used for training teachers. She authored a children's magazine, “Wide-awake”. She and her husband were active in the underground railroad (helping slaves achieve their freedom). She spent her whole life living in the same town. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O ye who have lost your possessions of peace
Title: Jubilee Song
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, jubilee year! great jubilee year!
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
TextPage Scan

Light and Life #132

Page Scan

Prayer and Praise #254

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us