Scripture Verse

The Gentiles shall come to Thy light, and kings to the brightness of Thy rising. Isaiah 60:3

Introduction

Words: Er­nest Hawk­ins, Vers­es in Com­me­mo­ra­tion of the Third Ju­bi­lee of the S. P. G. 1851–52.

Music: Mer­ton (Monk) Will­iam H. Monk, in The Par­ish Choir, 1850 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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

portrait
William H. Monk
(1823–1889)

Lyrics

Lord, a Savior’s love displaying,
Show the heathen lands Thy way;
Thousands still like sheep are straying
In the dark and cloudy day.

Shades of death are gathering o’er them,
Lord, they perish from Thy sight!
Let Thine angel go before them;
Bring the Gentiles to Thy light.

Fetch them home from every nation,
From the islands of the sea;
By the word of Thy salvation
Call the wanderers back to Thee.

Thou their pasture hast provided,
Grant the blessing long foretold;
Let Thy sheep, divinely guided,
Find at last the one true fold.