From North and South and East and West   2 comments

Above:  World Map, 1570

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1864) by George Thomas Coster (1835-1912)

Hymn Source = The Pilgrim Hymnal (1904)

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From north and south and east and west,

When shall the peoples, long unblest,

All find their everlasting rest,

O Christ, in thee?

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When shall the climes of ageless snow

Be with the gospel light aglow,

And all men their Redeemer know,

O Christ, in thee?

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When on each southern balmy coast,

Shall ransomed men, in countless host,

Rise, heart and voice, to make sweet boast,

O Christ, in thee?

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O when in all the Orient lands,

From cities white and flaming sands,

Shall men lift dedicated hands,

O Christ, to thee?

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O when shall heathen darkness roll

Away in light, from pole to pole,

And endless day by every soul

Be found in thee?

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Bring, Lord, the long-predicted hour,

The ages’ diadem and flower,

When all shall find their refuge, tower,

And home in thee!

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