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505. O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness

1 O’er those gloomy hills of darkness,
Cheered by no celestial ray,
Sun of Righteousness, arising,
Bring the bright, the glorious day.
Let the morning
Of thy blessed Gospel dawn.

2 Kingdoms wide that sit in darkness,
Grant them ,Lord, the glorious light;
And from eastern coast to western
May the morning chase the night
And redemption,
Freely purchased, win the day!

3 Fly abroad, eternal Gospel;
Win and conquer, never cease.
May thy lasting wide dominions
Multiply and still increase;
May Thy scepter
Sway th'enlightened world around!


Text Information
First Line: O'er the gloomy hills of darkness
Title: O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness
Author: William Williams (1772, cento, alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church: Missions
Tune Information
Composer: George W. Warren (1884)
Key: D Major

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