"Is this a fast for me?"

"Is this a fast for me?"

Author: William H. Drummond
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 Is this a fast for me?
Thus saith the Lord our God:
A day for man to vex his soul
And feel affliction's rod?

2 No; is not this alone
The sacred fast I choose--
Oppression's yoke to burst in twain,
The bands of guilt unloose?

3 To nakedness and want
Your food and raiment deal,
To dwell your kindred race among,
And all their sufferings heal?

4 Then like the morning ray,
Shall spring your health and light;
Before you, righteousness shall shine,
Behind, my glory bright!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #773

Author: William H. Drummond

Drummond, William Hamilton, D.D., son of an Irish physician, was born at Ballyclare, Antrim, Ireland, 1772, and died at Dublin, Oct. 16, 1865. Educated for the ministry at the University of Glasgow, he became, in 1793, the pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, Belfast, and in 1816, of the Strand Street Chapel, Dublin. His poetical works include:— (1) Juvenile Poems, 1797; (2) Trafalger, 1805; (3) The Giant's Causeway, 1811; (4) Clontarf, 1817; (5) Who are the Happy? a Poem, on the Christian Beatitudes, with other Poems on Sacred Subjects, 1818. In 1818 A Selection of Psalms & Hymns for the Use of the Presbytery of Antrim, and the Congregation of Strand Street, Dublin, was published at Belfast. This Selection was probably edited… Go to person page >

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First Line: "Is this a fast for me?"
Author: William H. Drummond

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #387Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #387Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #861Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #631Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #514Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #514Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #451Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #451Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #697Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d322
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #808Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #558Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #718Page Scan
Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #114Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #871Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #871Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #568Page Scan
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #380Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #449Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #449Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #567Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #254Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1016Page Scan
Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #119Page Scan
Selection of Hymns, for Public Worship designed to be used with Watts' #84Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #601Page Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d339
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1016Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d469
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #1368Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #966Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #972Page Scan
The Saints' Harp #d439
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #773TextPage Scan



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