How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!@Romans 10:15
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William O. Cushing (1823–1902)

Will­iam O. Cush­ing, in Mis­sion­a­ry Songs, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (New York: Lo­renz & Com­pa­ny, 1880), num­ber 57, alt.

Asa A. Ar­men (🔊 pdf nwc).

O’er the wide ocean
Where tempests are raging,
Into the dark lands
Of night and of wrong;
Go bear the glad tidings,
Ye heralds of Jesus,
To souls that in darkness
Are waiting so long.

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Go bear the glad tidings!
Go tell the glad story!
To souls that in darkness
Are waiting so long.
Go bear the glad tidings!
Go tell the glad story!
To souls that in darkness
Are waiting so long.

Waft the glad tidings
To nations in darkness;
Treasures of mercy
To penitents bring;
Till isles of the ocean
Shall wake from their slumber;
And join in the praises
Of Jesus our king.

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Glory’s bright morning
Shall break o’er the nations;
Millions shall join in
The glorified song;
Go bear the glad tidings
Far o’er the wide ocean,
And haste where the captives
Are waiting so long.

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