499. Look from Thy Sphere of Endless Day

1 Look from Thy sphere of endless day,
O God of mercy and of might!
In pity look on those who stray,
Benighted in this land of light.

2 In peopled vale, in lonely glen,
In crowded mart, by stream or sea,
How many of the sons of men
Hear not the message sent from Thee!

3 Send forth Thy heralds, Lord, to call
The thoughtless young, the hardened old,
A scattered, homeless flock, till all
Be gathered to Thy peaceful fold.

4 Send them Thy mighty Word to speak
Till faith shall dawn and doubt depart,
To awe the bold, to stay the weak,
And bind and heal the broken heart.

5 Then all these wastes, a dreary scene,
That makes us sadden as we gaze,
Shall grow with living waters green,
And lift to heaven the voice of praise.


Text Information
First Line: Look from Thy sphere of endless day
Title: Look from Thy Sphere of Endless Day
Author: William C. Bryant (1840)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church: Missions
Tune Information
Composer: George J. Elvey (1862)
Meter: L.M.
Key: E Major

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