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

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)

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.

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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.

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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.

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