Zion, dreary and in anguish

Zion, dreary and in anguish

Author: Thomas Hastings
Tune: RESPONSE (55313)
Published in 31 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: a selection of hymns, with appropriate tunes; adapted to vestry or other social religious meetings #75Page Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #802Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: original and selected: designed for the use of families and private circles; for social prayer meetings, seasons of revival or oother occasions of special interest #70Page Scan
Methodist Social Hymn Book #349Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #1149Page Scan
Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship: comprising the most approved spiritual hymns with chaste and popular tunes #247Page Scan
Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship: comprising the most approved spiritual hymns with chaste and popular tunes ( New ed. rev. and enl.) #280Page Scan
Selah: a collection of psalm and hymn tunes, introits, anthems, chants, motetts, choruses, etc. adapted to the use of classes, private circles, and worship assemblies #270Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1314
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1162Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1162Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1162Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1162Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1162Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #854Page Scan
Songs of Zion Enlarged: a manual of the best and most popular hymns and tunes, for social and private devotion #294Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of revival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions... (3rd ed.) #160Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of rivival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest #160Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles, to missinary meetings, to monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest.(Rev. and Enl. Ed.) #160Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #840Page Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #570Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #211Page Scan
The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #678Page Scan
The Imperial Harmony #d343
The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #163Page Scan
The New York Choralist: a new and copious collection of Psalm and hymn tunes adapted to all the various metres in general use with a large variety of anthems and set pieces #211Page Scan
The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #444Page Scan
The Psalmodist: a Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes #d288
The Sacred Lyre #d84
The Victory #d472
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #665TextPage Scan



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