The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. Isaiah 11:9
Words: Benjamin Beddome (1717–1795). Published posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818), number 701.
Union to Spread the Gospel.
If you know where to get a good picture of Beddome or Zeuner (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Where’er the blustering north wind blows,
And spreads its frosts or fleecy snows;
Where’er the sun with quickening ray,
Shines all abroad and gives the day—
Where’er the lesser orbs of light
Dart forth their beams and gild the night,
There may His heralds loud proclaim,
The Savior’s love, the Savior’s name.
In work so pleasing, so benign,
Let all the saints in concert join;
A name so great, a love so strong,
In every world demands a song.