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When wilt Thou save the people




When wilt Thou save the people?
O God of mercy, when?
Not kings and lords, but nations,
Not thrones and crowns, but men!
Flowers of Thy heart, O God, are they;
Let them not pass, like weeds, away;
Their heritage a sunless day:
O God, save the people!


Shall crime bring crime forever,
Strength aiding still the strong?
Is it Thy will, O Father,
That man shall toil for wrong?
“No,” say Thy mountains;
“No,” Thy skies;
Man’s clouded sun shall brightly rise,
And songs ascend, instead of sighs:
O God, save the people!


When wilt Thou save the people?
O God of mercy, when?
The people, Lord, the people,
Not thrones and crowns, but men!
God save the people; Thine they are,
Thy children, as Thine angels fair:
From vice, oppression, and despair,
O God, save the people!

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 6 7 6 8 8 8 5
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1850
      Bible Refs: Ps 28:9;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1962# 654
      1920# 507
      1954# 909
      1925# 183
      1931# 314
      1906# 566
      1916# 501
      1940# 496
      MUSIC
      Name: COMMONWEALTH
      Meter: 7 6 7 6 8 8 8 5
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 654G
        # 909G
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        7 6 7 6 8 8 8 5

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