5295. O'er the Realms of Pagan Darkness

1. O’er the realms of pagan darkness,
Let the eye of pity gaze;
See the kindreds of the people
Lost in sin’s bewildering maze;
Darkness brooding
On the face of all the earth.

2. Thou to whom all power is given,
Speak the word; at Thy command
Let the company of preachers
Spread Thy name from land to land!
Lord, be with them
Alway to the end of time.

Text Information
First Line: O'er the realms of pagan darkness
Title: O'er the Realms of Pagan Darkness
Author: Thomas Cotterill (1819)
Meter: 87.87.47
Language: English
Source: Selection of Psalms and Hymns, 8th edition, 1819
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: John Julian stated that this hymn seems to be based on 'O'er Those Gloomy Hills of Darkness,' by William Williams.
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason (1844)
Meter: 87.87.47
Incipit: 35542 44365 42315
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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