In Christ's Dear Love We Meet

Drawn from a thousand distant homes

Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Tune: [Drawn from a thousand distant homes]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Drawn from a thousand distant homes,
In Christ’s dear love we meet;
The hosts who labor in His cause,
In Christ’s dear name we greet.

Refrain:
One kingdom to our conq’ring Prince,
From sea to sea, be given;
His will be done o’er all the earth,
Just as ‘tis done in heaven.

2 We hold one Lord, one central light;
Our hopes, our aims are one,—
As planets, in their devious flight,
Revolve around one sun. [Refrain]

3 Humbly, in loyal faith, we bow
At one Redeemer’s feet;
Our prayers, like clouds of incense, rise
Before one Mercy Seat. [Refrain]

4 If blossoms of the early spring
Are doubly sweet and fair,
Our budding youth to God we bring,
And leave the off’ring there. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #169

Author: Samuel Francis Smith

Smith, Samuel Francis, D.D., was born in Boston, U.S.A., Oct. 21, 1808, and graduated in arts at Harvard, and in theology at Andover. He entered the Baptist ministry in 1832, and became the same year editor of the Baptist Missionary Magazine. He also contributed to the Encyclopaedia Americana. From 1834 to 1842 he was pastor at Waterville, Maine, and Professor of Modern Languages in Waterville College. In 1842 he removed to Newton, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1854, when he became the editor of the publications of the Baptist Missionary Union. With Baron Stow he prepared the Baptist collection known as The Psalmist, published in 1843, to which he contributed several hymns. The Psalmist is the most creditable and influential of… Go to person page >

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First Line: Drawn from a thousand distant homes
Title: In Christ's Dear Love We Meet
Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Refrain First Line: One kingdom to our conquering Prince

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