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The Message Bearers

In lands far away o’er 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.

Refrain:
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 o’er 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

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10753
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #10753

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