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Hark, the distant isles proclaim

Hark, the distant isles proclaim

Author: William Hiley Bathurst
Published in 9 hymnals

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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

Author: William Hiley Bathurst

Bathurst, William Hiley , M.A., son of the Rt. Hon. Charles Bragge (afterwards Bathurst) some time M.P. for Bristol, born at Clevedale, near Bristol, Aug. 28, 1796, and educated at Winchester, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1818. From 1820 to 1852 he held the Rectory of Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds. Resigning the Rectory in the latter year, through his inability to reconcile his doctrinal views with the Book of Common Prayer, he retired into private life, and died at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, Nov. 25, 1877. His works include, The Georgics of Virgil: Translated by W. H. B., 1849; Metrical Musings; or, Thoughts on Sacred Subjects in Verse, 1849; and Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, 1831 (2nd ed. 1842). This last… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, the distant isles proclaim
Author: William Hiley Bathurst



The Cyber Hymnal #10239
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