A Missionary Cry

A hundred thousand souls a day

Author: Albert B. Simpson
Tune: [A hundred thousand souls a day]
Published in 10 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. A hundred thousand souls a day
Are passing one by one away
In Christless guilt and gloom;
Without one ray of hope or light,
With future dark as endless night,
They’re passing to their doom,
They’re passing to their doom.

They’re passing, passing fast away
In thousands day by day;
They’re passing to their doom,
They’re passing to their doom.

2. O Holy Ghost, Thy people move,
Baptize their hearts with faith and love
And consecrate their gold.
At Jesus’ feet their millions pour,
And all their ranks unite once more,
As in the days of old,
As in the days of old. [Refrain]

3. The Master’s coming draweth near;
The Son of Man will soon appear;
His kingdom is at hand.
But ere that glorious day can be,
This gospel of the kingdom we
Must preach in every land,
Must preach in every land. [Refrain]

4. Oh, let us then His coming haste,
Oh, let us end this awful waste
Of souls that never die.
A thousand millions still are lost;
A Savior’s blood has paid the cost,
Oh, hear their dying cry,
Oh, hear their dying cry. [Refrain]

5. They’re passing, passing, fast away,
A hundred thousand souls a day
In Christless guilt and gloom.
O Church of Christ, what wilt thou say
When, in the awful judgment day,
They charge thee with their doom,
They charge thee with their doom? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4274

Author: Albert B. Simpson

Albert B. Simpson was the founder of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Dianne Shapiro Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A hundred thousand souls a day
Title: A Missionary Cry
Author: Albert B. Simpson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: They're passing, passing fast away
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #4274
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Hymns of the Christian Life #462


The Cyber Hymnal #4274

Include 8 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.