356. The Touch of His Tender Hand

1 Far away in a land that is darker than night,
With never a star in the sky,
In the isles of the sea for a Savior they wait—
For the touch of His hand they sigh.

Refrain:
For the touch of His hand,
For the touch of His hand,
They wait in the isles of the rolling sea
For the touch of His tender hand.

2 Unloved and uncherished they sink into woe
For comfort your hands could bestow;
O Savior, Thy heart must be breaking with grief,
Still calling for reapers to go. [Refrain]

3 The Daystar is shedding His beautiful rays
That each may be warmed and be blest;
Yet millions now perish from cold winter’s blast,
And die without comfort or rest. [Refrain]

4 The Hand that brought life to the lone widow’s son,
And healing in dear Galilee—
For its life-giving touch they are calling afar,
They are calling to you and to me. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Far away in a land that is darker than night
Title: The Touch of His Tender Hand
Author: Clara M. Brooks (1918)
Meter: 12.8.12.8.6.6.10.8
Scripture: Matthew 17:7
Topic: Missionary
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Touch_of_His_Tender_Hand); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (446)
Refrain First Line: For the touch of His hand
Tune Information
Name: [Far away in a land that is darker than night]
Composer: Andrew L. Byers (1918)
Meter: 12.8.12.8.6.6.10.8
Key: A Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Touch_of_His_Tender_Hand); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (446)



Media
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