Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by Myself, the word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Isaiah 45:22–23
Words: Benjamin Beddome (1717–1795). Published posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818), number 704, alt.
If you know where to get a good picture of Beddome (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Ye distant lands, and nations near,
Behold your Savior God;
The joyful news attentive hear,
And spread it all abroad.
His opening lips and outstretched arms
Invite you near His seat,
Whilst on His face unnumbered charms
In full perfection meet.
Let Israel all adore their Lord,
His love their thoughts employ;
The promises in Scripture stored
Shall yield abundant joy.
“In righteousness have I declared,
The Word shall not return,
I will be honored, loved and feared,
Through Mine anointed Son.
Then look to me, and be ye saved,
Through earth’s remotest bound;
By sins and idols now enslaved,
In Me your help is found.