The watchman's cry

O'er the hills and valleys let the tidings fly

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [O'er the hills and valleys let the tidings fly]
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1 O’er the hills and valleys let the tidings fly;
Unto earth a better day is drawing nigh;
Day when love, victorious, sin shall drive away;
The watchman’s cry now fills the sky, all hail the day!

Refrain:
Day when love and mercy shall abide,
Ever nearer comes on time’s swift tide;
On its swift triumphant way,
Nothing can its dawning stay;
Hear the cry that fills the sky, all hail the day.

2 Wrong shall be defeated, Jesus shall be King,
Of that blessed reign of Christ with joy we sing;
Vainly hosts of evil would its coming stay;
The watchman’s cry now fills the sky, all hail the day! [Refrain]

3 Day when heaven’s sunshine bids the night be gone;
Blessed day when Christ shall reign, O hasten on;
For its speedy dawning may the nations pray;
The watchman’s cry now fills the sky, all hail the day! [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #31

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: O'er the hills and valleys let the tidings fly
Title: The watchman's cry
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Day when love and mercy shall abide

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Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #31

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