Why, O God, Thy People Spurn?

Why, O God, Thy people spurn?

Author: Edwin F. Hatfield
Published in 24 hymnals

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1 Why, O God! thy people spurn?
Why permit thy wrath to burn?
God of mercy! turn once more;
All our broken hearts restore.

2 Thou has made our land to quake,
Heal the sorrows thou didst make;
Bitter is the cup we drink,
Suffer not our souls to sink.

3 Be thy banner now unfurled,
Show thy truth to all the world;
Save us, Lord, we cry to thee,
Lift thine arm--thy chosen free.

4 Give us now relief from pain--
Humain aid is all in vain:
We, through God, shall yet prevail,
He will help when foes assail.

5 Sing we to our God above
Praise eternal as his love;
Praise him, all ye heavenly host--
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost--

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #771

Author: Edwin F. Hatfield

Hatfield, Edwin Francis, D.D., was born at Elizabethtown, New Jersey, Jan. 9, 1807, and educated at Middlcbury College, Vermont, and at Andover. From 1832 to 1835 he was pastor of the 2nd Presbyterian Church, St. Louis. In 1835 he removed to New York, where he was at first pastor of 7th Presbyterian Church, and then of the North Presbyterian Church (1856-63) in the same city; and in 1864 he was appointed special agent to the Union Theological Seminary, New York. He also held from 1846 the appointment of Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly. He died at Summit, New Jersey, Sept. 22, 1883. His hymnological knowledge was extensive. His publications include:— (1) Freedom's Lyre; or, Psalms, Hymns, and Sacred Songs, for the Slave… Go to person page >

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First Line: Why, O God, Thy people spurn?
Title: Why, O God, Thy People Spurn?
Author: Edwin F. Hatfield
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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