Zion, dreary and in anguish

Zion, dreary and in anguish

Author: Thomas Hastings
Tune: RESPONSE (55313)
Published in 32 hymnals

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1 Zion, dreary and in anguish,
In the desert hast thou strayed?
Oh, thou weary, cease to languish,
Jesus shall lift up thy head.

2 Still lamenting and bemoaning,
'Mid thy follies and thy woes,
Soon repenting, and returning,
All thy solitude shall close.

3 Though benighted and forsaken,
Though afflicted and oppressed,
His Almighty arm shall waken,
Zion's King shall give thee rest.

4 Cease thy sadness, unbelieving,
Soon his glory shalt thou see,
Joy and gladness and thanksgiving,
And the voice of melody.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #665

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

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Chapel Hymns #75

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Church Melodies #802

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Evangelical Hymns #70

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #349

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #1149

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #247

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #280

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Selah #270

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1314

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b1162

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1162

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1162

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1162

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1162

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1162

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Songs of the Church #854

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Songs of Zion Enlarged #294

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #160

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #160

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #160

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The Baptist Praise Book #840

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #570

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #211

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The Church Praise Book #678

The Imperial Harmony #d343

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The Minstrel of Zion #163

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The New York Choralist #211

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The People's Hymnal #444

The Psalmodist #d288

The Sacred Lyre #d84

The Victory #d472

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The Voice of Praise #665

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