Light Of The Gentile Race

Light of the Gentile race

Author: William Sanders; Author: Hugh Bourne
Tune: CAMBRIDGE (Harrison)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Light of the Gentile race,
Appear in every heart;
And may the nations taste Thy grace,
And with their idols part.

2 Thou send’st Thy heralds forth,
To preach in every land;
To east and west, to south and north,
They run at Thy command.

3 Let Jews and Gentiles come,
And fall before Thy throne;
O bring the wandering exiles home,
To Thee the great Three-One.

4 Now let Thy Gospel run,
And sin and Satan fall,
That all who dwell beneath the sun
May crown Thee Lord of all.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12734

Author: William Sanders

Sanders, William, a Primitive Methodist minister, who was alive in 1881, but concerning whom we have no later information, left the home connexion after some years of labour, and undertook pastoral duty at Pottsville, U.S.A., in 1838. In the early days of the Primitive Methodist movement Sanders assisted H. Bourne (p. 165, i.) in compiling the hymn-books for the use of the Connexion. In hymn-writing they often worked together, and numerous hymns in the old collections of the denomination are signed jointly as, "H. B. & W. S.," and again as “W. S. & H. B." In the Primitive Methodist Hymnal of 1887 the following hymns are by him from the Collection of Hymns for Camp Meetings, &c, 1821, in which they are signed "W. S.":— 1. Behold, what… Go to person page >

Author: Hugh Bourne

Bourne, Hugh, the principal founder of the Primitive Methodist Society, and the editor of their first hymn-books, was born at Fordhays, Stoke-on-Trent, April 3, 1772. His father, Joseph Bourne, a person in humble circumstances, was a member of the Church of England, whilst his mother belonged to the Wesleyan Society. His education, for his circumstances, was fairly good; and by earnest application to study he acquired some knowledge of Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. His mind was of a strongly devotional cast, and the Methodist movement of those days had such attractions for him that he joined himself thereto in 1709. The following year he went to reside near the Mow Cop Colliery, near Burslem, where he had secured an engagement. There, with two… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Light of the Gentile race
Title: Light Of The Gentile Race
Author: William Sanders
Author: Hugh Bourne
Copyright: Public Domain


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