10753. The Message Bearers

1 In lands far away o’er the sea,
There are nations who never have heard
Any mention, dear Savior, of Thee,
And we long so to send them the word.

Blessèd Word, blessèd Word,
Thou’rt life to the soul that has heard;
Blessèd Word, blessèd Word,
Blessèd Word,
Thou’rt life to the soul that has heard.

2 They bow to their idols of stone,
To their idols of silver and gold;
But to worship the Savior alone
They never, alas! have been told. [Refrain]

3 In sorrow they pass to the grave,
Thro’ the valley of sin and of woe;
Yet our Jesus is waiting to save
If only to Him they will go. [Refrain]

4 His servants are hastening to bear
Precious tidings of life o’er the sea;
We will join them in labor and prayer,
Happy workers for Jesus are we. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: In lands far away o’er the sea
Title: The Message Bearers
Author: Alice Boise Wood (1899)
Refrain First Line: Blessed Word, blessed Word
Language: English
Source: The King's Praises by Charles S. Brown (Boston: United Society of Christian Endeavor, 1899)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [In lands far away o'er the sea]
Composer: Tullius Clinton O'Kane (ca. 1873)
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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