Good news come o'er the sea

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1 Good news comes o'er the sea,
And tells of vict'ry there;
The heathens bow the knee,
In humble, fervent pray'r.
Long waited we to hear
The glorious tidings come,
Proclaiming vict'ry there,
Where darkness reign'd alone.

Rejoice, rejoice
Good news comes o'er the sea;
Rejoice, rejoice
Good news comes o'er the sea.

2 The glorious gospel light,
In splendor shines to day.
Where naught but darkest night
Fall on the heathen's way.
Brave Christians heard the cry
That came across the sea,
"Come help us, ere we die,
Come help us to be free." [Chorus]

3 They bade adieu to home,
To friends and loved ones dear;
They crossed the ocean's foam,
They landed safely there.
They raised the banner bright
On Afirc's hostile shore,
The heathen saw a light,
Where darkness reigned before. [Chorus]

4 Oh, see them coming home!
The poor, degraded race!
The master bids them come
To seek his saving grace.
At Jesus' feet they fall;
To heavens they lift their cry;
He hears their simple call, —
He saves them ere they die. [Chorus]

5 Awake! the sun is high;
the Master's calling you!
Why stand ye idly by?
There's work for you to do!
Your treasures, prayers, and tears,
Go lay at Jesus' feet;
And soon we'll sing the song
Of victory complete. [Chorus]

Source: Golden Songs: for the Sabbath School, Sanctuary and Social Worship #106

Author: I. Baltzell

Baltzell, Isaiah. (near Frederick, Maryland, November 26, 1832--January 16, 1893, Frederick). He was educated in the common schools, and at New Windsor Academy, Carroll County, Maryland. In 1859 he married Cecilia Caroline James at Mountain Jackson, Virginia. Originally a Lutheran, he joined the United Brethren Church in 1847, was licensed to preach by the Virginia Conference in 1854, and ordained in 1856. In 1862 he joined the Pennsylvania Conference. He was presiding elder from 1875 to 1880, and from 1883 to 1889. He was a delegate to three General Conferences, and was a trustee of Otterbein University. In 1873 he was appointed by the General Conference a member of the committee to superintend the publication of Hymns for the Sanctuary. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: Good news come o'er the sea
Author: I. Baltzell
Refrain First Line: Rejoice, rejoice, Good news
Copyright: Public Domain



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