Look from Thy Sphere of Endless Day   1 comment

World Map 1847

Above:  World Map, 1847

Image in the Public Domain

Words (1840) by William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)

Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America

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1.  Look from Thy sphere of endless day,

O God of mercy and of might!

In pity look on those who stray

Benighted in this land of light.

2.  In peopled vale, in lonely glen,

In crowded mart, by stream or sea,

How many of the sons of men

Hear not the message sent from Thee!

3.  Send forth Thy heralds, Lord, to call

The thoughtless young, the hardened old,

A scattered, homeless flock, till all

Be gathered to Thy peaceful fold.

4.  Send them Thy mighty Word to speak

Till faith shall dawn and doubt depart,

To awe the bold, to stay the weak,

And bind and heal the broken heart.

5.  Then all these wastes, a dreary scene

That makes us sadden as we gaze,

Shall grow with living waters green

And lift to heaven the voice of praise.

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