Scripture Verse

Come over…and help us. Acts 16:9


Words & Mu­sic: Au­gus­tus F. My­ers, The Seed Sow­er, a Col­lect­ion of Songs for Sun­day Schools and Gos­pel Meet­ings (To­le­do, Ohio: Wil­lard W. Whit­ney, 1897) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of My­ers (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


A voice comes o’er the wa­ters,
A voice both loud and clear,
Come ov­er here and help us,
We’re bound in slav­ish fear!
Our chains do now con­fine us
In dark­ness and in doubt,
No light to shine up­on us,
No hand to bring us out.


Come ov­er and help us!
Come over and help us!
Come over and help us!
Come over and help us to­day.

Our id­ols can­not help us;
We on­ly deep­er fall;
And dim­mer grows our vi­sion,
When on their names we call,
We look and wait and won­der
If some­one o’er the sea
Will hast­en to re­lieve us,
Will come and set us free.


We hear that o’er the wa­ters
A glo­ri­ous light doth shine,
A light sent down from Hea­ven,
Oh, send that light di­vine!
We hear that one called Je­sus
Can save us from our sin;
We want to hear his foot­steps,
We want to let Him in.