The hand of God

The hand of God. F.M. Hamilton* (1858-1912). From Songs of Love and Mercy:Adapted to the Use of Sunday Schools, Epworth Leagues, Revivals, Prayer Meetings, and Special Occasions (Jackson, Tennessee, 1904). This Common Meter Double hymn expresses trust in God’s providence for this life and the next. Although this hymn and the preceding ones are characteristic of the hymnody of that time, they take on added depth coming from the pen of a once enslaved writer who has held on to hope in God amid the viciousness of enslavement: The hand of God, as we have seen,A mighty work hath done;In helping us His cause to spread,And bringing lost ones home.His hand was with us at the start,And led us day...

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