573. O'er the gloomy hills of darkness

1 O'er the gloomy hills of darkness,
Cheered by no celestial ray,
Sun of Righteousness! arising,
Bring the bright, the glorious day;
Send the gospel
To the earth's remotest bound.

2 Kingdoms wide that sit in darkness--
Grant them, Lord, the glorious light;
And, from eastern coast to western,
May the morning chase the night;
And redemption,
Freely purchased, win the day.

3 Fly abroad, thou mighty Gospel!
Win and conquer--never cease;
May thy lasting, wide dominion
Multiply and still increase:
Sway thy scepter,
Saviour! all the world around.

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First Line: O'er the gloomy hills of darkness
Author: Williams
Meter: 8s, 7s, & 4s
Publication Date: 1873
Scripture: ;
Topic: The Christian Church: Missionary; The Subduing Gospel
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