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Called To Foreign Fields

In the foreign heathen country, where the people know not God

Author: John B. Goins
Tune: [In the foreign heathen country, where the people know not God]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the foreign heathen country, where the people know not God,
I am going there to preach His precious word,
Where they bow to worship idols, I am going there to stay,
Where I’ll labor in the vineyard of the Lord.

O, I’ll soon be with my loved ones in my happy, heavenly home;
Even now the tho’t my soul with rapture thrills;
So, goodbye, my friends and brethren, for my time has come to go,
I must leave you on the dear, old battle-field.

2 I am called to bear a message to the heathen far away,
And for years, o’er there a stranger, I may roam,
Just to tell them of a Saviour, One who died to save them all;
That’s the reason why I leave my native home. [Refrain]

3 Many days I’ll climb the hillsides, in the sunshine and the rain,
Many days I’ll be in hunger and in thirst,
Just to tell them that our Lord is coming back to earth again,
With His gifts and blessings all as at the first. [Refrain]

4 I will stand the trial and hardships just to tell them precious truths,
That the gospel of our Saviour doth contain,
And if they will but obey them and be faithful to the end,
Up in heaven we will meet you all again. [Refrain]

5 We’ll not all be foreign laborers, but the time will soon arrive,
When our mission we have faithfully fulfilled,
When our message is delivered and ‘tis said of us, “well done,”
In triumph we’ll leave the dear old battle field. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #0

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Author: John B. Goins

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Text Information

First Line: In the foreign heathen country, where the people know not God
Title: Called To Foreign Fields
Author: John B. Goins
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, I’ll soon be with my loved ones
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #7946
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The Cyber Hymnal #7946

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