Scripture Verse

The hope of eternal life. Titus 3:7

Introduction

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William S. Nickle
(1853–1914)

Words: John Ca­wood, in Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns for Pub­lic and Pri­vate Use, Adapt­ed to the Fes­tiv­als of the Church of Eng­land, by Tho­mas Cot­ter­ill, eighth ed­i­tion, 1819.

Music: Fru­men­tius Will­iam S. Nic­kle, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ca­wood (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Christians! the glorious hope ye know
Which soothes the heart in every woe,
While heathens helpless, hopeless lie:
No ray of glory meets their eye.
O give to their desiring sight
The hope that Jesus brought to light.

Christians! ye taste the heavenly grace
Which cheers believers in their race.
Uncheered by grace, through heathen gloom
See millions hastening to the tomb.
To heathen lands that grace convey,
Which trains the soul for endless day.

Christians! ye prize the Savior’s blood,
In which the soul is cleansed for God.
Millions of souls in darkness dwell,
With none a Savior’s love to tell.
O strive, that heathens soon may view
That precious blood which cleanseth you!