All men are equal in their birth

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1 All men are equal in their birth,
Heirs of the earth and skies;
All men are equal when that earth
Fades from their dying eyes.

2 God meet the throngs who pay their vows
In courts that hands have made,
And hears the worshiper who bows
Beneath the plantain shade.

3 Oh, let man hasten to restore
To all their rights of love;
In power and wealth exult no more;
In wisdom lowly move.

4 Ye great, renounce your earth-born pride;
Ye low, your shame and fear;
Live, as ye worship, side by side;
Your brotherhood revere.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #803

Author: Harriet Martineau

Martineau, Harriet, was born at Norwich, June 12, 1802, and died at Ambleside, June 27, 1876. Best known as the writer of Illustrations of Political Economy, Retrospect of Western Travel; two novels, Deerbrook and The Hour and the Man; Eastern Life, Past and Present; a History of the Thirty Years’ Peace, and various other works. Her first publication was a book of Devotional Exercises, with hymns appended to each Exercise, and her hymns also belong to what she speaks of in the Autobiography as her "Unitarian" period. Five of them appeared in A Collection of Hymns for Christian Worship, printed in 1831 for the congregation of Eustace Street, Dublin, and edited by her brother, the Rev. James Martineau. 1. All men are equal in their birth.… Go to person page >

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First Line: All men are equal in their birth
Author: Harriet Martineau
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #182

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #182

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #630

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Children's Praise #121

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #878

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Church Harmonies #907

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Freedom's Lyre #74

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #598

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #631

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #766

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #766

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Hymns for Schools and Families #58

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #487

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #487

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Hymns in Harmony with Modern Thought #128

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Plymouth Collection #a1059

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Sacred Songs For Public Worship #51

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Sacred Songs For Public Worship #51

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Songs of the League #2

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Sunday School Hymnal #160

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1059

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #341

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The Liberal Hymn Book #2

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The Psalmody #909

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The Psalms of Life #136

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The Voice of Praise #803

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