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Behold the hands stretched out for aid

Behold the hands stretched out for aid

Author: Vivian A. Dake
Tune: [Behold the hands stretched out for aid]
Published in 23 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. Behold the hands stretched out for aid,
Darkened by sin and sore dismayed;
Oh, will you to their rescue go,
Lost wand’rers down to endless woe?

Refrain
We’ll girdle the globe with salvation,
With holiness unto the Lord;
And light shall illumine each nation,
The light from the lamp of His Word.

2. In heathen lands they watch and wait,
And sigh for help which comes so late,
And grope in sin and nature’s night,
Forever vainly seeking light. [Refrain]

3. Oh, flash the tidings! shout the sound,
In darkest lands the world around,
Till all the earth from pole to pole,
Shall full salvation echoes roll. [Refrain]

4. The watch fires kindle far and near,
In ev’ry land let them appear,
Till burning lines of Gospel fire,
Shall gird the world and mount up higher. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7214

Author: Vivian A. Dake

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 9, 1854, Or­e­gon, Ogle Coun­ty, Il­li­nois. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 5, 1892, on a ship near Sier­ra Le­one. Buried: At sea. Dake was the found­er of the Pent­a­cost Bands (not Pen­te­cost­al) that evan­gel­ized Il­li­nois, Io­wa, Kan­sas and Oh­io. He was on a miss­ion­a­ry trip at the time of his death. --www.hymntime.com/tch… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold the hands stretched out for aid
Author: Vivian A. Dake
Refrain First Line: We'll girdle the globe with salvation

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7214
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