There shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek.@Isaiah 11:10

John Bell, in Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs, by James McGranahan et al. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: H. H. McGranahan, 1904), number 456.

Louis D. Eichhorn (🔊 pdf nwc).

Great, and high, and holy, Lord,
Heav’n and earth are full of Thee;
Spread abroad Thy precious word,
Let the world Thy glory see.

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Raise, raise the ensign far, far and wide,
Out over mountain, hill and plain!
Tell, tell of Christ, the Crucified,
Bring all the world to own His reign!

Why in darkness, still and deep,
Should the heathen nations lie,
Afric’s stricken daughters weep,
India’s sons no light descry?

Refrain

May Thy Spirit pierce the gloom,
Scatter night and mist afar;
Save the heathen from their doom,
By the rising Morning Star.

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