1 Onward roll the ages, full of grace to men;
Tell the joyful tidings, Christ will come again.
Sing aloud the anthem, shout the triumph song.
All earth’s teeming nations shall to Christ belong.
Onward roll the ages, full of grace to men;
Tell the joyful tidings, sing the glad refrain.
2 Forth the sowers going, bear the living truth,
And with prayer are sowing in the heart of youth.
Showers of grace are falling, morning, night and noon;
All the earth is blooming, harvest will be soon. [Refrain]
3 Join your happy voices in the song we sing;
Christ, the lowly Savior, is th’exalted king.
Lift the joyful chorus, up to Heaven’s dome;
Soon we’ll blend our praises in the harvest home. [Refrain]
King, Henry Melville, D.D., an American Baptist minister, born at Oxford, Maine, Sept. 3, 1838; educated at Bowdoin College, (1859) and Newton Theo. Institution (1862), and entered the ministry in 1862. He was from 1863 to 1882 Pastor of Dudley Street Bap. Church, Roxbury, Mass., and since of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Albany, N.Y. Besides several prose productions, he is the author of the following hymns in common use:—
1. Christ, our Shepherd, leads us still. [Christ the Divine Leader] Dated 1886.
2. Holy Babe, Mary's Son, Calm the night, &c. [Christmas.] Dated 1886, and revised 1891.
3. O Thou, with Whom a thousand years Are but as yesterday. [For Anniversaries]. Dated 1871.
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Display Title: Onward Roll The AgesFirst Line: Onward roll the ages, full of grace to menTune Title: [Onward roll the ages, full of grace to men]Author: Henry Melville KingSource: Royal Praise, by James R. Murray (Cincinnati: John Church, 1888)