Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Slavery and death the cup contains

Slavery and death the cup contains

Author: Lucius Manlius Sargent
Published in 29 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Slavery and death the cup contains;
Dash to the earth the poisoned bowl!
Softer than silk are iron chains,
Compared with those that chafe the soul.

2 Hosannas, Lord, to thee we sing,
Whose power the gain fiend obeys:
What countless thousands tribute bring
For happier homes and brighter days!

3 Thou wilt not break the bruised reed,
Nor leave the broken heart unbound;
The wife regains a husband freed!
The orphan clasps a father found!

4 Spare, Lord, the thoughtless; guide the blind;
Till man no more shall deem it just
To live by forging chains to bind
His weaker brother in the dust.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #972

Author: Lucius Manlius Sargent

Sargent, Lucius Manlius. (Boston, Massachusetts, June 25, 1786--June 2, 1867, Boston). A layman of independent mans, author of many articles advocating temperance. His temperance hymn beginning "Slavery and death the cup contains" was written during the Washingtonian Temperance Revival and appeared in Adams' and Chapin's Unitarian Hymns for Christian Devotion (Boston, 1846). In the American Methodist Episcopal Hymnal (1878), the first line is altered to read "Bondage and death the cup contains." The hymn is included, with the original wording, in the Universalist Church Harmonies (1895). --Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Slavery and death the cup contains
Author: Lucius Manlius Sargent

Notes

Slavery and death the cup contains. L. M. Sargent. [Temperance.] Mr. Nutter says in his Hymn Studies, &c, N. Y., 1884, p. 347. "This hymn was written during the Washingtonian Temperance Revival." It appeared in Adams and Chapin's Unitarian Hymns for Christian Devotion, Boston, U.S.A., 1846, No. 793, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. In the American Methodist Episcopal Hymnal, 1878, it begins "Bondage and death the cup contains." The author, Lucius Manlius Sargent (b. 1788, d. 1867) was an earnest advocate of Temperance, and the author of Temperance Tales, and other works. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 29 of 29)
Text

A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #577

Page Scan

A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #577

Page Scan

A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #896

Gospel Gems #d143

Hallowed Songs #d303

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d624

Page Scan

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #810

Page Scan

Hymns for Christian Devotion #793

Page Scan

Hymns for Christian Devotion #793

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d437

Page Scan

Hymns of the Spirit #249

Page Scan

International Song Service #281

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d270

New Standard Singer #d197

New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d199

Page Scan

Our New Hymnal #480

Page Scan

Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1045

Prison Hymn Book #d310

Prohibition Bugle Call #d37

Songs for the New Life #d572

Sunday School Hymn Book #d376

Page Scan

Temperance Chimes #105

Page Scan

The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1045

The Canadian Temperance Minstrel #d25

The Gospel Hymnal #d543

Page Scan

The Gospel Psalmist #796

The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d419

TextPage Scan

The Voice of Praise #972

Page Scan

Young Singer's Friend #a196

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements