1 From our belovèd nation,
To heathen climes afar,
The blessings of salvation,
The light of Bethlehem’s star,
Has shed its ray of gladness,
Where sin’s dark tide doth roll,
And from the chains of sadness
Has raised the captive soul.
2 We’ve prayed for olive China,
And for the dark Karen,
And wept for fettered Burma
With all its holy men.
And asked the God of Heaven,
That to His blessèd Son
The kingdoms might be given—
His will on earth be done.
3 Then let our prayers and offerings
O Lord, accepted be,
And those who still are suffering
Thy love and glory see.
From wigwam, hut and cabin,
May holy incense rise,
Till Zion wafts the chorus,
Salvation, through the skies.
Baxter, Lydia, an American Baptist, was b. at Petersburg, N. York, Sep. 2, 1800, married to Mr. Baxter, and d. in N. Y. June 22, 1874. In addition to her Gems by the Wayside, 1855, Mrs. Baxter contributed many hymns to collections for Sunday Schools, and Evangelistic Services. Of these, the following are the best known:—
1. Cast thy net again, my brother. Patient toil. Given in the Royal Diadem, N. Y., 1873.
2. Go, work in my vineyard. Duty. Also given in the Royal Diadem, 1873, and Mr. Sankey's S. & Solos, No. 4.
3. I'm kneeling, Lord, at mercy's gate. Lent. In Coronation Hymns, &c, N. Y., 1879.
4. I'm weary, I'm fainting, my day's work is done. Longing for rest. Royal Diadem. 1873.
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Display Title: From Our Beloved NationFirst Line: From our beloved nationTune Title: MISSIONARY HYMNAuthor: Lydia O. BaxterMeter: 76.76 DSource: Conference Hymns by John Dowling (New York: Edward H. Fletcher, 1849)