Lord, when we cast our eyes abroad

Lord, when we cast our eyes abroad

Author: John Dobell
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 Lord, when we cast our eyes abroad,
And see on heathen altars slain,
Poor helpless babes for sacrifice,
To purge their parents' dismal stain;

2 We can't behold such horrid deeds
Without a groan of ardent pray'r;
And while each heart in anguish bleeds,
We cry, Lord, send thy gospel there.

3 For them we pray, for them we wait,
To them thy great salvation show;
thy harvest, Lord, is truly great,
But faithful labourers are few.

4 O send out preachers, gracious Lord,
Among that dark, bewilder'd race;
Open their eyes, and bless thy word,
And call them by thy sov'reign grace.

5 Then shall they shout thy honour'd name,
And sound thy matchless praise abroad;
And we will join them in the theme,
Salvation to our risen God.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #542

Author: John Dobell

Dobell, John, b. 1757, d. May, 1840, was a port-gauger under the Board of Excise, at Poole, Dorset, and a person of some local note. In 1806 he published:— A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns for Private, Family, and Public Worship (Many Original) from more than two hundred of the best Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, and America, Arranged in alphabetical order; Intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. By John Dobell. Lond., Williams and Smith, 1806. Subsequently this Selection was increased to "More than Eight Hundred" hymns, and the wording of the title-page was changed in several instances. Dobell's account of this work is:— "The hymns here presented to the public I have collected from m… Go to person page >

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Author: John Dobell

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A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d280

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d182

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #542

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #542

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #542

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #542

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #589

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