Hymnary Friends,

As our fall/winter fund drive winds down, please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. We're behind where we have been in past years with this drive, and we are hoping to catch up a little between now and January 1, 2019!

Please know that we want to keep Hymnary (the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet) going for many years to come. Your donations help us do that. 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

Thus did the pious Abrah'm [Abraham] pray

Thus did the pious Abrah'm [Abraham] pray

Author: Green
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thus did pious Abraham pray
For his beloved son:
Let parents in the present day
His language make their own.

2 Tho' they with God in cov'nant be,
And have their heav'n in view;
They are unhappy till they see
Their children happy too.

3 They warn, indulge, correct, beseech,
While tears in torrents flow;
And 'tis beyond the pow'r of speech
To tell the griefs they know.

4 See the fond father clasp his child;
Hark! how his bowels move:
"Shalt thou, my offspring, be exil'd
From God my Father's love?

5 Shall cruel spirits drag thee down
To darkness and despair;
Beneath th'Almighty's angry frown,
To dwell for ever there?

6 Kind heaven, the dreadful scene forbid!
Look down, dear Lord, and bless;
I'll wrestle hard, as Jacob did--
May I obtain success?"

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #657

Author: Green

(no biographical information available about Green.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thus did the pious Abrah'm [Abraham] pray
Author: Green



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
Page Scan

Evangelical Hymns #259

Page Scan

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #657

TextPage Scan

Hymns, Selected and Original #657

Page Scan

Hymns #657

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us