Bear them the news

Across the ocean wide

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [Across the ocean wide]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Across the ocean wide,
That sweeps the Orient strand,
There heathen night abides,
Tho’ beauteous is the land;
And human hearts are there,
And human need is great:
To save them from despair,
Why will you longer wait?

Go, bear to them the news,
No longer make excuse;
The Lord’s command obey,
Go work, go work today.
Go, seek to save the lost,
Nor wait to count the cost;
The Master of the vineyard
Will your toil repay.

2. In this, our land so fair,
By heathen foot untrod,
Where point the spires in air,
’Neath which we worship God,
Are souls from Christ astray,
Are eyes with weeping dim;
Go, search for them today,
And lead them back to Him. [Refrain]

3. There is so much to do,
Abroad, and here at home;
The Lord hath need of you
To help His kingdom come;
To work, to give, to pray,
To labor, not in vain,
To bring that glorious day,
When He shall come again. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #386

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Across the ocean wide
Title: Bear them the news
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: Go, bear to them the news
Copyright: Public Domain


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