Scripture Verse

The Gentiles shall come unto Thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. Jeremiah 16:19

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz, Mis­sion­a­ry Songs (New York: Lor­enz & Com­pa­ny, 1880) (🔊 pdf nwc). Note: Some hym­nals give the ly­ri­cist as E. D. Mund, one of Lorenz’ pseu­do­nyms.

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Edmund S. Lorenz
(1854–1942)

Lyrics

Hear the tramp of the millions of the earth,
Coming in their blindness, wretchedness and dearth;
God has called, nations wake in glorious birth;
All the world is coming to the Savior.

Refrain

Coming to the Savior! Coming to the Savior!
All the world rejoices o’er its king;
For its help has come at last,
And its pain and loss are past!
All the world is coming to the Savior.

Long in vain for a Savior have they sought,
Sacrifice and altar never peace have brought;
Now they see what the heart of God hath wrought;
All the world is coming to the Savior.

Refrain

Not a land now is wanting in a throng;
Eagerly they hasten, filling earth with song;
Grand the chorus, a billion voices strong;
All the world is coming to the Savior.

Refrain