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     For those who, under Freedom's wing,
Are bound in Slavery's fetters still:

For those to whom Thy written word
     Of light and love is never given;
For those whose ears have never heard
     The promise and the hope of heaven!

For broken heart, and clouded mind,
     Whereon no human mercies fall;
Oh, be Thy gracious love inclined,
     Who, as a Father, pitiest all!

And grant, O Father! that the time
     Of Earth's deliverance may be near,
When every land and tongue and clime
     The message of Thy love shall hear;

When, smitten as with fire from heaven,
     The captive's chain shall sink in dust,
And to his fettered soul be given
     The glorious freedom of the just!

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