Today the saints in Zion are watching

Today the saints in Zion are watching

Author: M. A. Maitland
Tune: [Today the saints in Zion are watching]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Today the saints in Zion
Are watching for their King;
Today to weary nations
The gospel we may bring;
Yet for the world’s Redeemer
They perish all about;
Tho’ whosoever cometh,
He never will cast out.

Refrain:
O sweet and blessed story!
The joyful tidings shout—
That whosoever cometh,
He never will cast out.

2 Can we at ease in Zion
In calm contentment wait
The herald’s joyful tidings—
“The King is at the gate!”
When those who never knew Him
Must tremble at the shout;
Tho’ whosoever cometh,
He never will cast out. [Refrain]

3 Can we go forth to meet Him
With feelings undismayed,
Who never sought the wand’rer,
Who from the fold had strayed;
Who never told the message
To Christless ones without,
That whosoever cometh,
He never will cast out. [Refrain]

4 From ignorance and blindness,
And from the doom of sin,
To light and life eternal
Compel them to come in!
And by the Gospel message
The hosts of darkness rout;
For whosoever cometh,
He never will cast out. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #88

Author: M. A. Maitland

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Text Information

First Line: Today the saints in Zion are watching
Author: M. A. Maitland
Refrain First Line: O sweet and blessed story

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Sacred Songs No. 2 #88

Sacred Songs No. 2 (words ed.) #d178

Songs of Service and Praise #d98

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