Heralds of Zion

Glad as the morning, swift as the light

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [Glad as the morning, swift as the light]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Glad as the morning, swift as the light,
Heralds of Zion go forth in might;
Over the mountain, over the deep,
Go where the heathen weep.

Chorus:
Far and wide the Sabbath music roll,
Peace and joy for each benighted soul,
Labor and triumph, God will provide,
Tell them, tell them, tell them that Jesus died.

2 Earnest and eager, glad hearts of youth,
Soft hands of childhood, speed on the truth;
List to the children over the sea,
Crying for help from thee. [Chorus]

3 Free as the sunshine, wide as its ray,
Tidings of gladness, haste on your way,
Healing the sorrow, loosing the chain,
Teaching that Christ shall reign. [Chorus]

4 Clothed with salvation, shielded with might,
Heralds of Zion, bear on the light,
Over the desert, waiting for thee,
See how the shadows flee. [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #220

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Glad as the morning, swift as the light
Title: Heralds of Zion
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: Far and wide the Sabbath music roll
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Children's Praises #d12

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Garlands of Praise #80

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Gleanings of sacred song #209

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d42

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Gospel Praise Book. #220

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The Devotional Chimes #89

The Gem of Gems #d45

The Wave of Sunday School Song #d25

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