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Saints exult adieu to tears

Saints exult adieu to tears

Author: William Hunter
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Saints, exult! adieu to tears;
Gloriously the dawn appears:
Dawn of bright millennial years,
Our great Messiah's reign.
See his banner floating o'er
Ev'ry dark and heathen shore;
Gloom profound shall brood no more,
Nor idol gods remain.

2 Where in polar regions rise
Mountains of perpetual ice,
Beams of brightness gild the skies;
Prepare, prepare his way.
Frosts eternal own his word;
Mountains melt before the Lord;
Human hearts with joy accord
To him the victory.

3 On the sands of torrid zone,
Shines from far his great white throne;
Ethiopia is his own;
He breaks her captive bands.
Hear the voice of wailing hush;
See the limpid fountain gush;
Thirsty crowds around it rush,
And clap their joyful hands.

4 Isles, that grace the ocean's bed,
Long in superstition dead,
Hear the voice of him who bled,
And bless the rule he bears.
Saving health from him they prove;
Grace perfumes the air above
Round them rolls a sea of love--
A paradise is theirs.

5 Ships, that o'er the billows ride,
Beat by wind and angry tide,
Safely moors--securely glide,
On oceans deep and dark.
Howl the storm--let surges roar;
Night's black mantle shroud then o'er;
Storms and perils fright no more,
Since Christ is in the bark.

6 Hail the world's great jubilee--
Day of blood-brought liberty!
Satan bound--earth more than free--
Come forth, our choicest lays;
Pitch the blissful chorus higher;
Oh! for cloven tongues of fire,
Oh! for an immortal lyre,
To sing the reign of grace.

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #102

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: Saints exult adieu to tears
Author: William Hunter
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Minstrel of Zion #102

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