Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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MISCELLANEOUS.
 
Hymn 63 • O stop and tell me, Red Man
HYMN 63. P. M.
 
1 O stop and tell me, Red Man,
Who are ye? why you roam?
And how you get your living?
Have you no God;—no home?
 
2 With stature straight and portly,
And deck’d in native pride,
With feathers, paints and broaches,
He willingly replied:—
 
3 “I once was pleasant Ephraim,
“When Jacob for me pray’d;
“But oh! how blessings vanish,
“When man from God has stray’d!
 
4 “Before your nation knew us,
“Some thousand moons ago,
“Our fathers fell in darkness,
“And wander’d to and fro,
 
5 “And long they’ve liv’d by hunting,
“Instead of work and arts,
“And so our race has dwindled
“To idle Indian hearts.
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MISCELLANEOUS.
 
Hymn 63 • O stop and tell me, Red Man
HYMN 63. P. M.
 
1 O stop and tell me, Red Man,
Who are ye? why you roam?
And how you get your living?
Have you no God;—no home?
 
2 With stature straight and portly,
And deck’d in native pride,
With feathers, paints and broaches,
He willingly replied:—
 
3 “I once was pleasant Ephraim,
“When Jacob for me pray’d;
“But oh! how blessings vanish,
“When man from God has stray’d!
 
4 “Before your nation knew us,
“Some thousand moons ago,
“Our fathers fell in darkness,
“And wander’d to and fro,
 
5 “And long they’ve liv’d by hunting,
“Instead of work and arts,
“And so our race has dwindled
“To idle Indian hearts.
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