Give The Word, Eternal King

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1 Give the word, eternal King;
Swift and fair from hill to hill
Speed the angel feet that bring
News of glory and goodwill,
News of freedom’s open door,
Thy redemption’s sweet release,
Priceless treasure to the poor,
To the weary perfect peace.

2 Give the word, ascended Son;
By the travail of Thy soul,
By the triumph it hath won,
Let the tidings onward roll;
In the depth and o’er the height
Thy love’s banner be unfurled;
Make Thine own, in hell’s despite,
All the kingdoms of the world.

3 Give the word, O Holy Ghost:
West and East and South and North
Make a second Pentecost;
Bid Thy companies go forth,
Bearing all the gifts of grace
On Thy wings, O mystic Dove,
Visions of the Savior’s face,
Music of the Father’s love.

4 Father, Son, and Spirit, God,
By the sum of human ill,
By Thy dread avenging rod,
By Thine all absolving will,
Lo, before Thy feet we fall!
Holy, holy, holy Lord;
Three in One, and All in All,
Hear our cry and give the word.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8570

Author: S. J. Stone

Stone, Samuel John, a clergyman of the Church of England, the son of Rev. William Stone, was born at Whitmore, Staffordshire, April 25, 1839. He was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he was graduated B.A. in 1862. Later he took orders and served various Churches. He succeeded his father at St. Paul's, Haggerstown, in 1874. He was the author of many original hymns and translations, which were collected and published in 1886. His hymns are hopeful in spirit and skillfully constructed. He published several poetic volumes. He died November 19, 1900 --Hymn Writers of the Church, 1915 (Charles Nutter)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Give the word, eternal King
Title: Give The Word, Eternal King
Author: S. J. Stone (1871)
Meter: D
Language: English
Notes: Written for the First Day of Intercession for Foreign Missions.
Copyright: Public Domain



George J. Elvey (PHH 48) composed ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR as a setting for James Montgomery's text "Hark! The Song of Jubilee," with which it was published in Edward H. Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1858). The tune has been associated with Alford's text since publication of the hymn in th…

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