235. God is working his purpose out, as year succeeds to year

1 God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year:
God is working his purpose out, and the time is drawing near;
nearer and nearer draws the time the time that shall surely be,
when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.

2 From farthest east to farthest west, where human feet have trod,
by the voice of many messengers goes forth the voice of God:
'Give ear to me, you continents, you islands give ear to me,
that earth may be filled with the glory of God,
as the waters cover the sea.'

3 Let us go forth in the strength of God, with the banner of Christ unfurled,
that the light of the glorious gospel of truth may shine throughout the world:
let us all fight with sorrow and sin, to set their captives free,
that earth may be filled with the glory of God,
as the waters cover the sea.

4 All that we do can have no worth, unless God bless the deed;
vainly we hope for the harvest-tide, till God gives life to the seed;
yet nearer and nearer draws the time, the time that shall surely be,
when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.

Text Information
First Line: God is working his purpose out, as year succeeds to year
Author: Arthur Campbell Ainger (1841-1919)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:12; 1 Timothy 1:11; Ephesians 1:11; Habakkuk 2:14; Isaiah 11:9; Isaiah 41:1; Luke 4:18-19; Psalm 107:2-3; Psalm 127:1; Psalm 138:3
Topic: The Living God: Our Response to God - in times and seasons; Gospel Call; Kingdom of God2 more...
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: BENSON
Composer: Millicent Kingham (1866-1927)
Meter: Irregular
Key: F Major or modal



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