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The Mission Hymnal, Enlarged Edition, 1913020
O Sion, Haste, Thy Mission High FulfillingMrs. Mary Ann Thomson (1834-1923)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
020TidingsJames Walch (1837-1901)11.10.11.10.9.11.

1O Sion, haste, thy mission high fulfilling,
To tell to all the world that God is Light;
That He Who made all nations is not willing
One soul should perish, lost in shades of night.
Publish glad tidings; Tidings of peace;
Tidings of Jesus, Redemption and release.
2Behold how many thousands still are lying
Bound in the darksome prison-house of sin,
With none to tell them of the Savior’s dying,
Or of the life He died for them to win.
Publish glad tidings; Tidings of peace;
Tidings of Jesus, Redemption and release.
3’Tis thine to save from peril of perdition
The souls for whom the Lord His life laid down;
Beware lest, slothful to fulfill thy mission,
Thou lose one jewel that should deck His crown.
Publish glad tidings; Tidings of peace;
Tidings of Jesus, Redemption and release.
4Proclaim to every people, tongue, and nation
That God, in Whom they live and move in Love:
Tell how He stooped to save His lost creation,
And died on earth that man might live above.
Publish glad tidings; Tidings of peace;
Tidings of Jesus, Redemption and release.
5Give of thy sons to bear the message glorious;
Give of thy wealth to speed them on their way,
Pour out thy soul for them in prayer victorious,
And all thou spendest Jesus will repay.
Publish glad tidings; Tidings of peace;
Tidings of Jesus, Redemption and release.
6He comes again– O Sion, ere thou meet Him,
Make known to every heart His saving grace;
Let none whom He hath ransomed fail to greet Him,
Through thy neglect, unfit to see His face.
Publish glad tidings; Tidings of peace;
Tidings of Jesus, Redemption and release. Amen.
Isaiah12:6Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
Isaiah40:9O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

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