He will destroy…the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.@Isaiah 25:7
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William H. Bathurst (1796–1877)

William H. Bathurst, Psalms and Hymns 1831, page 263.

Evan William H. Havergal, 1847; arranged by Lowell Mason in New Carmina Sacra (Boston, Massachusetts: 1850) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason (1792–1872)

Lord, when wilt Thou extend Thy sway
O’er every human heart?
When wilt Thou take the veil away,
And bid the gloom depart?

Behold how thick a cloud is spread
Over this world of woe;
How sin lifts up her shameless head,
And reigns with pompous show.

See how degraded and forlorn
Thy church on earth appears;
While foes insult with bitter scorn,
And triumph in her tears.

Arise, O Lord, lift up Thy hand,
And break the hearts of stone;
Thy conquests spread, till every land
Thy saving love shall own.

Let grace light up the utmost bound
Of Satan’s dark domain;
And sinners at the Gospel sound,
Awake to life again.