15799. Oh May The Gospel Swiftly Spread

1 Oh may the Gospel swiftly spread,
Revive the living, raise the dead;
A glorious work be now begun,
And millions tell what God has done.

2 Let those who never felt before,
Now feel the Gospel’s vital power.
And languid souls who own Thy love,
Receive fresh visits from above.

3 Arise, Thou sun of righteousness
With light and life the nations bless;
In Zion, long the sinner’s scorn,
Be numerous sons and daughters born.

Text Information
First Line: Oh may the Gospel swiftly spread
Title: Oh May The Gospel Swiftly Spread
Author: Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: LOUELLA from "Harmonia Sacra," MARYTON by H. Percy Smith, MENDON, German tune; MISSIONARY CHANT by Heinrich C. Zeuner
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Hermann Schein (1628)
Meter: LM
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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