1 Wide o’er earth’s remotest border
Long had midnight darkness dwelt,
Darkness, parent of disorder,
Darkness, such as might be felt.
2 But the Lord of life descending
From His mansion in the skies,
Peace and joy His steps attending,
Bids a glorious light arise.
3 Jesus comes; in silent wonder
Nations hail the new-born light,
While He rends the veil asunder
Which concealed Him from their sight.
4 Now the prince of darkness trembles,
For his reign is near its end;
All his forces he assembles
His frail empire to defend.
5 Vain attempt! the word is spoken,
Christ shall reign on every shore;
Soon shall Satan’s rod be broken,
Sin and darkness be no more.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9554
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|The Cyber Hymnal #9554||Wide O'er Earth's Remotest Border||Wide o’er earth’s remotest border||ADORATION||William H. Bathurst||87.87||<cite>Psalms and Hymns</cite>, 1831|