Scripture Verse

From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs. Isaiah 24:16


Julia H. Johnston (1849–1919)

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in The Gospel Choir No. 2, by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (To­ron­to, Ca­na­da: Copp, Clark, 1895), num­ber 35.

Music: Vuh­le­dar James Mc­Gra­na­han, 1895 (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



Songs of re­joic­ing now fall on our ears,
Cheering our spi­rits and sooth­ing our fears;
Hark! the new voic­es, in tune­ful ac­cord,
Sound the high prais­es of Je­sus, our Lord.

Listen, O list­en, and hear the glad song
Nations and king­doms are waft­ing along;
Praise in the high­est with rap­ture they sing,
Glory, all glo­ry to Je­sus, our king.

Lo! the sad si­lence is brok­en at last,
Bright is the dawn­ing, the dark­ness is past;
Songs of re­demp­tion ring out on the air,
Jesus has con­quered, His glo­ry de­clare.


Heralds of Je­sus have gone to pro­claim
Tidings of glad­ness and peace through His name;
Multitudes wait­ing for light from above
Hail the sweet mes­sage of light and of love.


Spread the good tid­ings, for all have not heard—
Prisoners of dark­ness await the glad word;
Voices now si­lent shall tune­ful­ly sing
Loud hal­le­lu­jahs to Je­sus our king.