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Missions to the Heathen

Behold the heathen waits to know

Author: B. H. Draper
Published in 62 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Behold, the heathen waits to know
The joy the Gospel will bestow;
The exiled captive, to receive
The freedom Jesus has to give.

2. Come, let us, with a grateful heart,
In this blest labor share a part;
Our prayers and offerings gladly bring
To aid the triumphs of our king.

3. Our hearts exult in songs of praise
That we have seen these latter days
When our Redeemer shall be known
Where Satan long hath held his throne.

4. Where’er His hand hath spread the skies
Sweet incense to His name shall rise;
And slave and freeman, Greek and Jew,
By sovereign grace be formed anew.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #509

Author: B. H. Draper

Draper, Bourne Hall, born at Cumnor, near Oxford, in 1775, and educated for the Baptist Ministry at the Bristol Academy, under the Rev. Dr. J. Rylands. He was pastor of the Baptist Church at Chipping Norton 1804, and subsequently at Southampton, where he d. Oct. 12, 1843. See note on his hymn," Ye Christian heroes, go, proclaim," p. 1296, ii. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold the heathen waits to know
Title: Missions to the Heathen
Author: B. H. Draper
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

STERLING (Harrison 11111)


MORNING HYMN (Barthélemon)

During the early 1780s François H. Barthélemon (b. Bordeaux, France, 1741; d. Southwark, Surrey, England, 1808) wrote MORNING HYMN at the request of Jacob Duche, chaplain at the Female Orphan Asylum in London, England. Duche had requested that Barthélemon compose a tune for the well-known morning…

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MISSIONARY CHANT (Zeuner)


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