Scripture Verse

He will rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth. Psalm 72:8


Albert W. T. Orsborn (1886–1967)

Words: Al­bert Ors­born, 1914. The words are from Ors­born’s po­em From Lands Afar, which he wrote for a num­ber per­formed at the Sal­va­tion Ar­my’s In­ter­na­tion­al Con­gress in June 1914.

Music: Pil­grims Hen­ry T. Smart, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Smart,

Henry T. Smart (1813–1879)


Yet once again, by God’s abun­dant mer­cy,
We join our song of thank­ful­ness and praise;
Ever the light of our Re­deem­er’s vic­to­ry
Shineth be­fore us in the world’s dark ways.


Jesus shall con­quer, lift up the strain!
Evil shall per­ish and right­eous­ness shall reign.

O for the time of Christ’s com­plet­ed miss­ion!
Throbs of its rap­ture reach us as we pray;
Gleams of its gl­ory burst­ing on our vi­sion
Send us to la­bor, urge us on our way.


Stretch out Thy hand, O God, and let the na­tions
Feel through Thine host the thrill of life di­vine;
Grant us, we pray, still great­er re­ve­la­tions,
Make of these days an ev­er­last­ing sign.