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The Message Bearers

In lands far away over the sea

Author: Alice Boise Wood (1899)
Tune: [O think of the home over there] (O'Kane)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In lands far away o’er the sea,
There are nations who never have heard
Any mention, dear Savior, of Thee,
And we long so to send them the word.

Blessèd Word, blessèd Word,
Thou’rt life to the soul that has heard;
Blessèd Word, blessèd Word,
Blessèd Word,
Thou’rt life to the soul that has heard.

2 They bow to their idols of stone,
To their idols of silver and gold;
But to worship the Savior alone
They never, alas! have been told. [Refrain]

3 In sorrow they pass to the grave,
Thro’ the valley of sin and of woe;
Yet our Jesus is waiting to save
If only to Him they will go. [Refrain]

4 His servants are hastening to bear
Precious tidings of life o’er the sea;
We will join them in labor and prayer,
Happy workers for Jesus are we. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10753

Author: Alice Boise Wood

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Text Information

First Line: In lands far away over the sea
Title: The Message Bearers
Author: Alice Boise Wood (1899)
Source: The King's Praises by Charles S. Brown (Boston: United Society of Christian Endeavor, 1899)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blessed Word, blessed Word
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10753
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The Cyber Hymnal #10753

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