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The Church Hymnal Revised and Enlarged, 1892256
Souls in Heathen Darkness LyingMrs. Cecil F. Alexander, 1852

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
256St. EnochWalter B. Gilbert (1829-1910)

1Souls in heathen darkness lying,
Where no light has broken through,
Souls that Jesus bought by dying,
Whom His soul in travail knew:
Thousand voices,
Call us, o’er the waters blue.
2Christians, hearken! None has taught them
Of His love so deep and dear;
Of the precious price that bought them;
Of the nail, the thorn, the spear;
Ye who know Him,
Guide them from their darkness drear.
3Haste, O haste, and spread the tidings
Wide to earth’s remotest strand;
Let no brother’s bitter chidings
Rise against us, when we stand
In the Judgment,
From some far, forgotten land.
4Lo! The hills for harvest whiten,
All along each distant shore;
Seaward far the islands brighten;
Light of nations! Lead us o’er:
When we seek them,
Let Thy Spirit go before. Amen.
Ezekiel39:21And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.