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]
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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.

Chorus:
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

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

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: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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