God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears Him and does what is right is acceptable to Him.@Acts 10:35
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Samuel Wolcott (1813-1886)

Samuel Wolcott, 1869. He wrote these words while minister at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Cleveland, Ohio:

The Young Menโ€™s Christian Association of Ohio met in one of our churches with their motto in evergreen letters over the pulpit: Christ for the World, and the World for Christ. This suggested the hymn Christ for the world we sing. It was on my way home from this service in 1869, walking alone through the streets, that I put together the four stanzas of the hymn.

Nutter, pp. 333-34

Italian Hymn Felice de Giardini, in The Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes Sung at the Chapel of the Lock Hospital, 1769 (๐Ÿ”Š pdf nwc).

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Felice de Giardini (1716-1796)

Christ for the world we sing,
The world to Christ we bring,
With loving zeal,
The poor and them that mourn,
The faint and overborne,
Sin sick and sorrow worn,
Whom Christ doth heal.

Christ for the world we sing,
The world to Christ we bring,
With fervent prayer;
The wayward and the lost,
By restless passions tossed,
Redeemed at countless cost,
From dark despair.

Christ for the world we sing,
The world to Christ we bring,
With one accord;
With us the work to share,
With us reproach to dare,
With us the cross to bear,
For Christ our Lord.

Christ for the world we sing,
The world to Christ we bring,
With joyful song;
The newborn souls, whose days,
Reclaimed from errorโ€™s ways,
Inspired with hope and praise,
To Christ belong.