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Christ for the world we sing!

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1 Christ for the world we sing;
the world to Christ we bring
with loving zeal;
the poor and them that mourn,
the faint and overborne,
sin-sick and sorrow-worn,
for Christ doth heal.

2 Christ for the world we sing;
the world to Christ we bring
with fervent pray'r;
the wayward and the lost,
by restless passions tossed,
redeemed at countless cost
from dark despair.

3 Christ for the world we sing;
the world to Christ we bring
with one accord;
with us the work to share,
with us reproach to dare,
with us the cross to bear,
for Christ our Lord.

4 Christ for the world we sing;
the world to Christ we bring
with joyful song;
the newborn souls whose days,
reclaimed from error's ways,
inspired with hope and praise,
to Christ belong.

Source: Hymns to the Living God #295

Author: Samuel Wolcott

Wolcott, Samuel, D.D., was born at South Windsor, Connecticut, July 2, 1813, and educated at Yale College, 1833, and Andover Theological Seminary, 1837. From 1840 to 1842 he was a missionary in Syria. On his return to America he was successively pastor of several Congregational congregations, including Belchestown, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; Chicago, &c. He was also for some time Secretary of the Ohio Home Missionary Society. He died at Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Feb. 24, 1886. His hymnwriting began late in life, but has extended to more than 200 hymns, many of which are still in manuscript. Those of his hymns which have come into common use include:— 1. All thy realms in midnight shrouded. Mission. In the Oberlin Manual… Go to person page >



Felice de Giardini (b. Turin, Italy, 1716; d. Moscow, Russia, 1796) composed ITALIAN HYMN in three parts for this text at the request of Selina Shirley, the famous evangelically minded Countess of Huntingdon. Giardini was living in London at the time and contributed this tune and three others to Mar…

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Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #95
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #394
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #537TextPage Scan
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Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #478
Hymns to the Living God #295TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #640Text
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #498Page Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #422Text
Renew! #299TextPage Scan
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Sing Joyfully #545TextPage Scan
Sing Praise to God: the Hymntunes of Iam Kellam #4
Small Church Music #349Audio
Small Church Music #2404Audio
Small Church Music #3141Audio
Small Church Music #5780Audio
Small Church Music #6476Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #677
The Cyber Hymnal #788TextScoreAudio
The New National Baptist Hymnal #37
The United Methodist Hymnal #568TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #743TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #447TextPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #561TextScoreAudioPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #68
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