10911. A Plaintive Plea

1 A plaintive plea comes o’er the sea
From nations in distress;
From darkest night they ask for light,
Their ruined land to bless.

A plaintive plea comes o’er the sea;
How long, O Lord, still must they wait?
Oh, hasten there with faith and prayer,
Or soon ’twill be too late.

2 The ripened grain on India’s plain,
Still waits for reapers true;
Hour swiftly fly while daily die
The millions in their woe. [Refrain]

3 The strong command to every land—
Go, spread the Gospel news!
Then haste away, till truth shall sway
Its scepter o’er the seas. [Refrain]

4 A plaintive plea, oh, can it be
Their souls are doomed and lost?
Go save them now till all shall bow
Before the Savior’s cross. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: A plaintive plea comes o’er the sea
Title: A Plaintive Plea
Author: Clara McAlister Brooks (1918)
Refrain First Line: A plaintive plea comes o’er the sea
Language: English
Source: Songs of Grace and Glory, by Andrew L. Byers, Daniel O. Teasley, and Henry C. Clausen (Anderson, IN: Gospel Trumpet Publishing Company, 1907)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [A plaintive pleas comes o'er the sea]
Composer: Daniel Otis Teasley
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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