Many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.@Matthew 8:11

George T. Coster, 1864.

Hanford (Sullivan) Arthur S. Sullivan, 1874 (๐Ÿ”Š pdf nwc).

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Arthur S. Sullivan (1842-1900)

From north and south and east and west,
When shall the peoples, long unblest,
All find their everlasting rest,
O Christ, in Thee?

When shall the climes of ageless snow
Be with the Gospel light aglow,
And all men their Redeemer know,
O Christ, in Thee?

When on each southern balmy coast,
Shall ransomed men, in countless host,
Rise, heart and voice, to make sweet boast,
O Christ, in Thee?

O when in all the Orient lands,
From cities white, and flaming sands,
Shall men lift dedicated hands,
O Christ, in Thee?

O when shall heathen darkness roll
Away in light, from pole to pole,
And endless day by every soul
Be found in Thee?

Bring, Lord, the long predicted hour,
The agesโ€™ diadem and flower,
When all shall find their refuge, tower,
And home in Thee!