'Tis thine alone, Almighty Name!

'Tis thine alone, Almighty Name!

Author: Edwin F. Hatfield
Tune: INVITATION (Hastings)
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1. ’Tis Thine alone, almighty name,
To raise the dead to life,
The lost inebriate to reclaim
From passion’s fearful strife.

2. What ruin hath intemperance wrought
How widely roll its waves!
How many myriads hath it brought
To fill dishonored graves!

3. And see, O Lord, what numbers still
Are maddened by the bowl,
Led captive at the tyrant’s will
In bondage, heart and soul.

4. Stretch forth Thy hand, O God, our king
And break the galling chain;
Deliverance to the captive bring,
And end the usurper’s reign.

5. The cause of temperance is Thine own;
Our plans and efforts bless;
We trust, O Lord, in Thee alone
To crown them with success.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6935

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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Author: Edwin F. Hatfield



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