Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Shore to shore, to the corners of the earth

997 L. M.
The time to favour Zion.

SOV’REIGN of worlds! display thy power;
   Be this thy Zion’s favour’d hour:
   Bid the bright morning star arise,
   And point the nations to the skies.

2 Set up thy throne where Satan reigns,
   On Afric’s shore, on India’s plains,
   On lonely isles and lands unknown,
   And make the nations all thine own.

3 Speak! and the world shall hear thy voice;
   Speak! and the desert shall rejoice;
   Scatter the gloom of heathen night,
   And bid all nations hail the light.
                         Pratt’s Collection
                        Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)

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For Pratt's Collection, see my previous post here. I don't have any new information. credits the hymn to a B. H. Draper.
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