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]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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 USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… 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
Copyright: Public Domain

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