Hymn: Words by Reginald Heber, 1819 • Music: “Missionary Hymn ,” Lowell Mason, 1823

Also known as Missionary Hymn

Found in A Voice in the Wilderness (only one line is quoted in Chapter 1 and is in bold below) and An Old Missionary Meeting (from Katherine's Yesterday)

 

From Greenland’s icy mountains, from India’s coral strand;
Where Africa’s sunny fountains roll down their golden sand:
From many an ancient river, from many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver their land from error’s chain.

What though the spicy breezes blow soft o’er Ceylon’s isle;
Though every prospect pleases, and only man is vile?
In vain with lavish kindness the gifts of God are strown;
The heathen in his blindness bows down to wood and stone.

Shall we, whose souls are lighted with wisdom from on high,
Shall we to those benighted the lamp of life deny?
Salvation! O salvation! The joyful sound proclaim,
Till earth’s remotest nation has learned Messiah’s Name.

Waft, waft, ye winds, His story, and you, ye waters, roll
Till, like a sea of glory, it spreads from pole to pole:
Till o’er our ransomed nature the Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator, in bliss returns to reign

  • All
  • According To The Pattern
  • A Girl To Come Home To
  • April Gold
  • Astra
  • A Voice In The Wilderness
  • Beauty For Ashes
  • Because Of Stephen
  • Beggarman
  • By Way Of The Silverthorns
  • Crimson Mountain
  • Her Wedding Garment
  • Homing
  • Katherine's Yesterday
  • Life Out Of Death
  • Lone Point
  • Marcia Schuyler
  • Miss Lavinia's Call
  • Partners
  • Rainbow Cottage
  • Silver Wings
  • Spice Box
  • Stranger Within The Gates
  • The Best Birthday
  • The Christmas Bride
  • The City Of Fire
  • The Girl From Montana
  • The Gold Shoe
  • The Man Of The Desert
  • The Minister's Son
  • The Old Guard
  • The Story Of A Whim
  • The Strange God
  • The Substitute Guest
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