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Scatter Golden Grain

See the heathen nations, bending

Author: R. G. Staples
Tune: [See the heathen nations, bending]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 See the heathen nations, bending
Down to idols made by hands;
Christians, shall we fail in sending
Gospel light to other lands?

Lo! the field, go preach salvation,
Broadcast scatter golden grain.
God, the strength of every nation,
Sure will send the gracious rain.

2 See the wickedness surrounding,
Even at your very door;
Men are found in sin abounding,
Blessed by God with bounteous store. [Refrain]

3 Shall we see the heathen near us,
Or the more benighted die,
While we’ve time to work for Jesus?
If not, Christian, tell me why? [Refrain]

4 We should always love to labor,
There’s no time to idly stand,
If we wish His gracious favor,
When we reach the glory land. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8975

Author: R. G. Staples

Robert Griffin Staples. He was born Robert Griffin on January 24, 1833 in Washington DC. Both of his parents died in a carriage accident when he was an infant; he was then adopted by his mother's sister, Mary Ann King, and her husband, Samuel Johnson Staples and he was given the name Robert Griffin Staples. He was a captain in the Union Army during the Civil War and after the war was promoted to Major. He then worked as chief clerk in the Portsmouth United States Navy Yard. Religion was an important part of his life, as well as music. He died June 20, 1891 in Portsmouth, VA. Dianne Shapiro, from Jean Brickey (great-granddaughter) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: See the heathen nations, bending
Title: Scatter Golden Grain
Author: R. G. Staples
Refrain First Line: Lo the field, go preach salvation
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8975
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The Cyber Hymnal #8975

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