Scripture Verse

The earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.@Isaiah 11:9

Introduction

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Rigdon M. McIntosh
(1836–1899)

Words: Ma­ry B. Slade, in Good News, ed­it­ed by Rig­don Mc­In­tosh (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1876).

Music: As­sa­teague Rig­don M. Mc­In­tosh (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Mary B. Slade
(1826–1882)

Lyrics

From all the dark places of earth’s heathen races,
O see how the thick shadows fly!
The voice of salvation awakes every nation,
Come over and help us, they cry.

Refrain

The kingdom is coming, O tell ye the story,
God’s banner exalted shall be!
The earth shall be full of His knowledge and glory,
As waters that cover the sea.

The sunlight is glancing o’er armies advancing
To conquer the kingdoms of sin;
Our Lord shall possess them,
His presence shall bless them,
His beauty shall enter them in.

Refrain

With shouting and singing, and jubilant ringing,
Their arms of rebellion cast down;
At last every nation the Lord of salvation
Their king and Redeemer shall crown!

Refrain