Prisoners of hope! be strong, be bold;
Cast off your doubts, disdain to fear!
The day which prophets have foretold,
And saints have longed for, draweth near:
Our God shall in His kingdom come;
Prepare your hearts to make Him room!
O ye of fearful hearts, be strong!
Your downcast eyes and hands lift up;
Doubt not, nor cry “O God, how long?”
Hope to the end, in patience hope!
O never from your faith remove;
Ye cannot fail, for God is love!
Lord, we have faith; we wait the hour
Which to the earth Thy kingdom brings;
When Thou, in love, and joy, and power,
Shalt come and make us priests and kings:
When man shall be indeed Thy son,
And Thy pure will on earth be done.
|Instances (1 - 15 of 15)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #593||Be Strong, Fear Not||Prisoners of hope! be strong, be bold||Anonymous||L. M.||1866|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #593||Prisoners of hope! be strong, be bold||Anonymous||1848|
|Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #490||Prison'rs of hope, be strong, be bold||1849|
|Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #26||Prisoners of hope! be strong, be bold||1865|
|Hymns of the Spirit #702||Prisoners of hope! be strong, be bold||1864|
|Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d666||Prisoners of hope be strong, be bold||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||1894|
|Methodist Hymn-Book #550||Prisoners of hope, be strong, be bold!||C. Wesley||8 8 8 8 8 8||1882||The Christian Life - Full Salvation ||
|Methodist Tune Book: a collection of tunes adapted to the Methodist Hymn book #171||Pris'ners of hope, be strong, be bold!||88, 88, 88.||1881|
|New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #283a||Pris'ners of hope be strong, be bold||1866|
|New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #283a||Pris'ners of hope be strong, be bold||1889|
|The American Hymn and Tune Book #d652||Prisoners of hope be strong, be bold||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||1860|
|The Devotional Chimes: a choice collection of new and standard hymns and tunes, adapted to all occasions of social worship, family devotions, and congregational singing #163a||Prisoners of hope be strong, be bold||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||1873|
|The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #270b||Prisoners of hope be strong, be bold||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||1865|
|The Pilgrim's Harp #d193||Prisoners of hope be strong, be bold||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||1869|
|The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #373||Prisoners of hope! be strong, be bold||1857|