Kingdom for Us to Possess

There are lonely hearts near us to cherich

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [There are lonely hearts near us to cherish]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 There are lonely hearts near us to cherish,
There are sad hearts to comfort and bless,
There are friends who are ready to perish,
These are kingdoms for us to possess.

All kingdoms for us to possess,
All kingdoms to enter and bless,
These souls all about us,
Who trust us or doubt us,
Are kingdoms to govern and bless.

2 There are friends in the seat of the scornful,
There are friends who are living in sin,
There are penitents humble and mournful,—
These are all priceless kingdoms to win. [Chorus]

3 There are nations that know not the story
Of the Savior who came from above,
To redeem us and clothe us with glory,—
We may sway there the sceptre of love. [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #149

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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First Line: There are lonely hearts near us to cherich
Title: Kingdom for Us to Possess
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: All kingdoms for us to possess
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #149

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