GEC English Hymn

English Hymn 69

STANZA 1
From Greenland’s icy mountains,
From India’s coral strand,
Where Afric’s sunny fountains
Roll down their golden sand,
From many ancient river,
From many palmy plain
They call us to deliver
Their land from error’s chain.

STANZA 2
What though the spicy breezes
Blow soft o’er Ceylon’s isle;
Though every prospect pleases,
And only man is vile:
In vain with lavish kindness
The gifts of God are strewn;
The heathen, in his blindness,
Bows downs to wood and stone.

STANZA 3
Shall we, whose souls are lighted
With wisdom from on high
Shall we, to men benighted,
The lamp of life deny? Salvation!
Oh, salvation! The joyful sound proclaim,
Till earth’s remotest nation
Has learned Messiah’s name.

STANZA 4
Waft, waft, ye winds, His story
And you, ye waters, roll,
Till, like a sea of glory,
It spreads from pole to pole;
Till o’er our ransomed nature
The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,
In bliss returns to reign!

STANZA 5
O spread abroad the gospel,
To all the nations on earth
That His kingdom is coming,
To end this world of grief.
And Jesus King of all Kings
Shall come into the new world
In this new city of God
To reign with us ever.

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