701. From Greenland's Icy Mountains

1 From Greenland’s icy mountains, from India’s coral strand;
Where Afric’s sunny fountains roll down their golden sand:
From many an ancient river, from many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver their land from error’s chain.

2 What though the spicy breezes blow soft o’er Ceylon’s isle;
Though every prospect pleases, and only man is vile?
In vain with lavish kindness the gifts of God are strown;
The heathen in his blindness bows down to wood and stone.

3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted with wisdom from on high,
Shall we to those benighted the lamp of life deny?
Salvation! O salvation! The joyful sound proclaim,
Till earth’s remotest nation has learned Messiah’s Name.

4 Waft, waft, ye winds, His story, and you, ye waters, roll,
Till, like a sea of glory, it spreads from pole to pole:
Till for His ransomed people the Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator, in bliss returns again.

Text Information
First Line: From Greenland's icy mountains, from India's coral strand
Title: From Greenland's Icy Mountains
Author: Reginald Heber (1819)
Meter: 13.13.13.13
Scripture: Matthew 28:19-20
Topic: Missionary
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/From_Greenlands_Icy_Mountains); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/f/r/fromgrim.htm); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (89); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Selec
Tune Information
Name: MISSIONARY HYMN
Composer: Lowell Mason (1823)
Meter: 13.13.13.13
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/From_Greenlands_Icy_Mountains); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/f/r/fromgrim.htm); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (89); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Selec



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