Scripture Verse

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

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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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain