O'er the realms of pagan darkness

O'er the realms of pagan darkness

Author: Thomas Cotterill
Published in 97 hymnals

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1. O’er the realms of pagan darkness,
Let the eye of pity gaze;
See the kindreds of the people
Lost in sin’s bewildering maze;
Darkness brooding
On the face of all the earth.

2. Thou to whom all power is given,
Speak the word; at Thy command
Let the company of preachers
Spread Thy name from land to land!
Lord, be with them
Alway to the end of time.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5295

Author: Thomas Cotterill

Thomas Cotterill (b. Cannock, Staffordshire, England, 1779; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1823) studied at St. John's College, Cambridge, England, and became an Anglican clergyman. A central figure in the dispute about the propriety of singing hymns, Cotterill published a popular collection of hymns (including many of his own as well as alterations of other hymns), Selection of Psalms and Hymns in 1810. But when he tried to introduce a later edition of this book in Sheffield in 1819, his congregation protested. Many believed strongly that the Church of England should maintain its tradition of exclusive psalm singing. In a church court the Archbishop of York and Cotterill reached a compromise: the later edition of Selection was withdrawn… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O'er the realms of pagan darkness
Author: Thomas Cotterill

Tune

PUTNEY (Mason)


OLIPHANT


ST. THOMAS (Wade)

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list above.

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The Cyber Hymnal #5295
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Instances

Instances (1 - 97 of 97)

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d407

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #771

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #599

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A Collection of Hymns #359

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #502

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #502

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #502

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #502

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #502

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #502

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #653

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #628

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #371

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Carmina Sacra #215a

Chapel Hymns #d435

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d833

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Church music #CCLXVI

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #604

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Church Poetry #167a

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Church Psalmist #563

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Church Psalmist #563

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Church Psalmist #563

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Church Psalmody #H512

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Church Psalmody #512

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #352

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Hymns and Offices of Worship #286

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1080

Hymns for Public Worship in the Diocese of Fredericton. 2nd ed. #d160

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #1051

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #340

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #512

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d144

Melodies of the Church #d798

Mission Songs #d100

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Missionary Hymns #46

New Standard Singer #d177

New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d179

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #286

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1405

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Parish Hymns #454

Parish Psalmody #d632

Parish Psalmody #d644

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Plymouth Collection #a995

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #995

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H449

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Psalms and Hymns #570

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Seamen's Hymns #563

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d468

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d317

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Social Hymn Book #349

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Social Psalmist #563

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #913

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d324

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Songs of the Church #683

Sunday School Hymns #d109

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Sunday-School Hymns #267

Supplement to Watts #d329

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Temple Melodies #375

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #995

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The Baptist Psalmody #1020

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d139

The Book of Praise #d609

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The Camp-Meeting Chorister #295

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #602

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #637

The Choralist #d274

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The Christian Psalmist #506

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The Congregational Hymn Book #821

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The Cyber Hymnal #5295

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #341

The Devotional Hymn Book #d367

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #711

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The Lyrica #367

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #625

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The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist #108

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The Psalmist #877

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The Psalmist #877

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #D373

The Sabbath Chimes #d202

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The Sabbath School Melodist #167

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The Sacred Lyre #337

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d711

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The Social Psalmist #249

The Southern Psalmist #d645

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d676

The Temple Harp #d247

The Vestry Hymn Book #d351

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The Vestry Singing Book #217a

Union Hymns #d310

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Worship in the School Room #312

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