Slavery and death the cup contains

Slavery and death the cup contains

Author: Lucius Manlius Sargent
Published in 29 hymnals

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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 >

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

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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)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 29 of 29)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #577Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #577Page 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 #896Page Scan
Gospel Gems #d143
Hallowed Songs #d303
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d624
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #810Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #793Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #793Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d437
Hymns of the Spirit #249Page Scan
International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #281Page Scan
Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d270
New Standard Singer #d197
New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d199
Our New Hymnal #480Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1045Page Scan
Prison Hymn Book #d310
Prohibition Bugle Call #d37
Songs for the New Life #d572
Sunday School Hymn Book #d376
Temperance Chimes: comprising a great variety of new music, glees, songs, and hymns, designed for the use of temperance meeting and organizations, glee clubs, bands of hope, and the home circle #105Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1045Page Scan
The Canadian Temperance Minstrel #d25
The Gospel Hymnal #d543
The Gospel Psalmist #796Page Scan
The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d419
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #972TextPage Scan
Young Singer's Friend: or, the Lee Avenue collection of hymns and songs, sacred and secular, suitable for Sabbath schools, social circles, children's meetings, concerts, anniversaries, etc. #a196Page Scan



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