Far, far over the sea, naions wail in agony

Far, far over the sea, naions wail in agony

Author: E. S. Lorenz
Tune: [Far, far, over the sea]
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 Far, far, over the sea,
Nations wait in agony;
Come, come, over the sea,
Bring the light, let darkness flee.
Dark the shadows round them fall,
Gloom and horror cover all;
Vainly grope their souls for light,
Hope ne’er cheers their rayless night.

Refrain:
Far, far, over the sea,
Nations wait in agony;
Come, come, over the sea,
Bring the light, let darkness flee.

2 Far, far, over the sea,
Souls lament sin’s tyranny;
Fly, fly, over the sea,
Bring the Gospel, set them free.
Chained by sin in dungeons vile,
Scourged by passions fierce the while;
Vexed by superstition’s blight,
Vain their trust in evil rite. [Refrain]

3 Far, far, over the sea,
Bring sweet answer to their plea;
Ring, ring, over the sea,
Loud the notes of Jubilee.
Gospel light brings full release,
Cries of pain shall end in peace;
Prayer and song shall soon resound
All the joyous earth around. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8578

Author: E. S. Lorenz

Pseudonymns: John D. Cresswell, L. S. Edwards, E. D. Mund,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Far, far over the sea, naions wail in agony
Author: E. S. Lorenz

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