Over the ocean wave, far, far away

Over the ocean wave, far, far away

Author: Julia S. Haskell
Tune: [Over the ocean wave, far, far away] (Bradbury)
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1. Over the ocean wave, far, far away,
There the poor heathen live, waiting for day;
Groping in ignorance, dark as the night,
No blessèd Bible to give them the light.

Pity them, pity them, Christians at home,
Haste with the bread of life, hasten and come.

2. Here in this happy land we have the light
Shining from God’s own Word, free, pure and bright;
Shall we not send to them Bibles to read,
Teachers, and preachers, and all that they need? [Refrain]

3. Then, while the mission ships glad tidings bring,
List! as that heathen band joyfully sing,
Over the ocean wave, oh, see them come,
Bringing the bread of life, guiding us home. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5493

Author: Julia S. Haskell

[Julia W. Sampson] Sampson, J. W. Miss Sampson is set forth in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878, as the author of "Weary of wandering long" (Divine Guidance Desired). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Over the ocean wave, far, far away
Author: Julia S. Haskell



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