Hymn 5. L. M.

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WORDS BY MARY JACKMAN.
MUSIC FROM ‘CARMINA SACRA.’

1. Eternal Father, Thou hast made
A num'rous family thy care,
Nor sable hue, nor caste nor grade,
Excludes the meanest from his share.

2. Of kindred blood and flesh the same,
In thy pure sight of equal worth,
Then why should one the sceptre claim,
And crush his brother to the earth?

3. Why should the sighing bondman grope,
A cheerless journey to the tomb?
No star to guide, no ray of hope
To shine upon the darksome gloom.

4. Wilt thou not hear, and set them free,
The down-cast slave, for whom we plead,
And make our land, as it should be,
A free and happy land indeed?