An Open Bible for the World

An open Bible for the world, May this our glorious motto be

Author: Henry M. King
Tune: [An open Bible for the world] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 35 hymnals

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1 An open Bible for the world!
May this our glorious motto be!
On ev'ry breeze the truth unfurled
Shall scatter blessings rich and free.

Blest word of God! send forth thy light
O'er ev'ry land and ev'ry sea,
Till all who wander in the night
Are led to God and heav'n by thee.

2 Where'er it goes its golden light,
Streaming as from unveiled sun,
Shall dissipate the clouds of night,
Undo the work that sin has done. [Chorus]

3 It shows to men the Father's face,
All radiant with forgiving love;
And to the lost of Adam's race,
Proclaims sweet mercy from above. [Chorus]

4 It tells of Jesus and his death,
Of life procured for dying men;
And to each soul of humble faith,
Gives sonship with the Lord again. [Chorus]

5 It offers rest to weary hearts;
It comforts those who sit in tears;
To all who faint it strength imparts;
And gilds with hope th' eternal years. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #482

Author: Henry M. King

King, Henry Melville, D.D., an American Baptist minister, born at Oxford, Maine, Sept. 3, 1838; educated at Bowdoin College, (1859) and Newton Theo. Institution (1862), and entered the ministry in 1862. He was from 1863 to 1882 Pastor of Dudley Street Bap. Church, Roxbury, Mass., and since of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Albany, N.Y. Besides several prose productions, he is the author of the following hymns in common use:— 1. Christ, our Shepherd, leads us still. [Christ the Divine Leader] Dated 1886. 2. Holy Babe, Mary's Son, Calm the night, &c. [Christmas.] Dated 1886, and revised 1891. 3. O Thou, with Whom a thousand years Are but as yesterday. [For Anniversaries]. Dated 1871. These hymns were included in Sursum Co… Go to person page >



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