1. O King of Glory, God of Grace,
Age after age is telling
Thy mercy to a fallen race;
The Lord with mankind dwelling
Thou didst of old send forth Thy Word,
Pardon and peace revealing;
From slumber waked, our fathers heard,
And sought the nation’s healing.
2. To every land the word has gone,
Christ comes, go forth to meet Him;
Where darkness dwelt the light has shone,
Prepare, O earth, to meet Him.
Break, Afric, break thine age-long chains,
Proud Islam’s bondage spurning;
Sing, India, sing o’er all thy plains,
Sorrow to joy is turning.
3. Land of the rising sun, arise,
Thy better day is dawning,
From shore to shore the message flies,
That hails earth’s brighter morning.
Kinsmen afar responsive sing,
Pass on the Gospel story;
Sing, comrade band, Make Jesus king,
The Lord comes back in glory.
Fox, Henry Elliott, M.A., son of Henry Watson Fox, born at Masulipatam, S. India, on Oct. 21, 1841, and educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A. (3rd class Cl. Trip.) 1864; M.A. 1869. Ordained in 1869, he was Curate of St. Ebbe, Oxford, 1869-73; Vicar of Christ Ch., Westminster, 1873-82, and of St. Nicholas, Durham, 1882-1895. From 1895 he has been Hon. Sec. of the C.M.S. He is also Commiss. for Uganda (1890), and Mombasa (1900). His deep interest in Foreign Missions is well known. He became a Preb. of St. Paul's in 1901. His hymns in common use include the following:—
1. 0 King of glory, God of grace. [Foreign Missions.] Written in 1899 for the centenary of the C.M.S., and included in the Church Missionary Society Hymn… Go to person page >