Scripture Verse

The isles shall wait for His law. Isaiah 42:4

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Ar­ranged by Zel­la Be­ver­lin in Psalms, Hymns and Songs Spir­it­u­al, by Charles A. Squire et al. (St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri: Squire & Kinne, 1910), num­ber 101 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

O Savior, we pray Thee, send out Thy sweet light,
Far over the wide heaving sea;
The nations in darkness are longing for day,
The islands, the islands are waiting for Thee.

Refrain

They are waiting for Thee, they are waiting for Thee,
In the hour of their sadness they are waiting for Thee;
O Savior, we pray Thee, send out Thy sweet light,
The islands, the islands are waiting for Thee.

Refrain

Inspire with Thy presence, O Savior divine,
Thy people who know of Thy love,
That forth to the heathen afar may be borne
The message, the message of grace from above.

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O send now, we pray Thee, some herald of Thine,
Some soul that with peace Thou hast blessed,
O bid Him go forth to the heathen in chains,
And tell them, and tell them of Jesus and rest.

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