1 Hark! the distant isles proclaim
Glory to Messiah’s name;
Hymns of praise unheard before,
Echo from the farthest shore.
2 Hearts that once were taught to own
Idol gods of wood and stone,
Now to light and life restored
Honor Jesus as their Lord.
3 Blessèd Savior, still proceed;
Bid the glorious conquest speed;
Let this first refreshing ray
Brighten to a perfect day.
4 At Thy Gospel’s solemn call
Bid the towers of Satan fall;
And his wretched slaves obtain
Freedom from their galling chain.
5 Let the messengers of peace
Raise their voice and never cease
Till the world from sin made free,
Shall unite to worship Thee.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10239
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|The Cyber Hymnal #10239||Hark! The Distant Isles Proclaim||Hark! the distant isles proclaim||NEW CALABAR||William H. Bathurst||77.77||<cite>Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use</cite> (London: Hatchard and Sons, 1831)|