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Wide O'er Earth's Remotest Border

Wide o’er earth’s remotest border

Author: William Hiley Bathurst
Tune: ADORATION (Doane)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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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

Author: William Hiley Bathurst

Bathurst, William Hiley , M.A., son of the Rt. Hon. Charles Bragge (afterwards Bathurst) some time M.P. for Bristol, born at Clevedale, near Bristol, Aug. 28, 1796, and educated at Winchester, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1818. From 1820 to 1852 he held the Rectory of Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds. Resigning the Rectory in the latter year, through his inability to reconcile his doctrinal views with the Book of Common Prayer, he retired into private life, and died at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, Nov. 25, 1877. His works include, The Georgics of Virgil: Translated by W. H. B., 1849; Metrical Musings; or, Thoughts on Sacred Subjects in Verse, 1849; and Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, 1831 (2nd ed. 1842). This last… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wide o’er earth’s remotest border
Title: Wide O'er Earth's Remotest Border
Author: William Hiley Bathurst
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9554
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