Far round the world Thy children sing their song

Far round the world Thy children sing their song

Author: Basil J. Mathews
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Far round the world thy children sing their song;
From east and west their voices sweetly blend,
Praising the Lord, in whom young lives are strong,
Jesus our Guide, our Hero, and our Friend.

2 Where thy wide ocean, wave on rolling wave,
Beats thro' the ages, on each island shore,
They praise their Lord, whose hand alone can save,
Whose sea of love surrounds them evermore.

3 Thy sun-kissed children on earth's spreading plain,
Where Asia's rivers water all the land,
Sing, as they watch thy fields of glowing grain,
Praise to the Lord who feeds them with his hand.

4 Still there are lands where none have seen thy face,
Children whose hearts have never shared thy joy;
Yet thou wouldst pour on these thy radiant grace,
Give thy glad strength to every girl and boy.

5 All round the world let children sing thy song:
From east and west their voices sweetly blend,
Praising the Lord in whom young lives are strong,
Jesus our Guide, our Hero, and our Friend.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #8

Author: Basil J. Mathews

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Text Information

First Line: Far round the world Thy children sing their song
Author: Basil J. Mathews
Language: English

Tune

DUNBLANE CATHEDRAL


FARLEY CASTLE

FARLEY CASTLE, composed by Henry Lawes (b. Dinton, Wiltshire, England, 1596; d. London, England, 1662), was first published in treble and bass parts as a setting for Psalm 72 in George Sandys's Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (1638). In the British tradition the tune is used as a setting for Horati…

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WOODLANDS (Greatorex)

WOODLANDS is a perfect match for the bold text. Walter Greatorex (b. Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, 1877; d. Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, 1949) composed this tune in 1916, and it was published in the Public School Hymn Book in 1919. The tune's title refers to one of the schoolhouses at Gre…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
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A Missionary Hymn Book #166

Christian Worship and Praise #d88

Singing Worship with Boys and Girls #d23

Songs for Worship #d31

Songs of praise #299

Songs of Praise for Schools #d21

The Book of Praise #383

The Canadian Youth Hymnal #54

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The Church and School Hymnal #111

Text

The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #8

The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #251

The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #251

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #798

The New Hymnal for American Youth #8

The New Hymnal for American Youth #8

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