Oppression shall not always reign

Oppression shall not always reign

Author: Henry Ware
Published in 27 hymnals

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1 Oppression shall not always reign,
There comes a brighter day,
When freedom, burst from every chain,
Shall have triumphant sway.

2 Then right shall over might prevail,
And truth, full armed in mail,
The hosts of tyrant wrong assail,
And hold eternal sway.

3 What voice shall bid the progress stay
Of truth's victorious car?
What arm arrest the growing day
Or quench the solar star?

4 What soul shall dare, tho' stout and strong,
Restore the ancient wrong;
Oppression's guilty night prolong,
And freedom's morning bar?

5 The hour of triumph comes apace,
The fated, promised hour,
When earth upon a ransomed race
Her bounteous gifts shall shower.

6 Ring, Liberty, thy glorious bell,
On high thy banner swell;
Let trump on trump the triumph swell,
Of heaven's redeeming power.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #973

Author: Henry Ware

Henry Ware was born in Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1793. His father was a Unitarian minister; afterwards a Professor in Harvard College. Young Ware graduated at Harvard, studied theology, and became minister of the Second Unitarian Society, in Boston, in 1817. After a ministry of twelve years, he made a foreign tour, and on his return was elected "Parkman Professor of Pulpit Eloquence and Pastoral Theology" in Harvard College. In this position he obtained eminence. He died in September, 1843. His collected works in four volumes, were edited after his death, by the Rev. Chandler Robbins. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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Author: Henry Ware

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #190

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #190

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #698

Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #d14

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #97

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #805

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #805

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Hymns for Public Worship #578

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #480

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #480

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Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #21

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #971

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d527

Sabbath Songs #d127

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #111

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d195

The Plymouth Hymnal #d421

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #923

The Sabbath School Hymnal #d104

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The Service Hymnal with an introductory service #84

The Tabernacle #d233

The Truth Seeker Collection of Forms, Hymns and Recitations, Original and Selected, for the Use of Liberals #d280

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #973

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