1 There’s a sound within the land,
It is heard on ev’ry hand,
It is rising stronger, louder in its might;
Souls that now in darkness stray,
Waiting, longing for the day,
They are calling, they are pleading for the light.
Hark! the cry is ever sounding, louder, stronger in its might,
We will answer to the call, tell the blessed truth to all,
Till o’er all the earth, shall shine the gospel light.
2 Shall we heed their earnest cry?
Shall we not to them reply?
We must never let them call to us in vain,
‘Twas for them the Savior died,
For their sins was crucified,
To redeem their souls the Lord of life was slain. [Refrain]
3 Let us then who know the Lord,
Spread abroad His precious word,
To this end our time, and strength and means employ,
Till on ev’ry land and sea,
Dawns the day of liberty,
And the hearts enslaved by sin shall shout for joy. [Refrain]
Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married.
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Display Title: Hark! the Cry Is Ever SoundingFirst Line: There's a sound within the landTune Title: [There's a sound within the land]Author: Ada BlenkhornScripture: 2 Corinthians 4:5Date: 1899Subject: Gospel | ; Loyalty and Obedience | ; Missionary |