668. O Zion, Haste

1 O Zion, haste, your mission high fulfilling,
to tell to all the world that God is light;
that he who made all nations is not willing
one soul should perish, lost in shades of night.

Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace,
tidings of Jesus, redemption, and release.

2 Publish to ev'ry people, tongue, and nation
that God, in whom we live and move, is love;
Tell how he stooped to save his lost creation
and died on earth that we might live above. [Refrain]

3 He comes again! O Zion, ere you meet him,
make known to ev'ry heart his saving grace;
let none whom he has ransomed fail to greet him,
through your neglect, unfit to see his face. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O Zion haste, your mission high fulfilling
Title: O Zion, Haste
Author: Mary A. Thomson, 1834-1923
Refrain First Line: Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace
Meter: 11 10 11 10 and refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Missionaries; Witness
Tune Information
Composer: James Welch, 1837-1901
Meter: 11 10 11 10 and refrain
Key: B♭ Major

Audio recording: MP3
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