500. God is Working His Purpose Out

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 utmost east to utmost west,
Where'er man's foot hath trod,
By the mouth of many messengers
Goes forth the voice of God:
"Give ear to Me, ye continents,
Ye isles, give ear to Me,
That the earth may be filled with the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

3 March we 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:
Fight we the fight with sorrow and sin
To set their captives free,
That the earth may be filled with the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

4 All we can do is nothing worth
Unless God blesses 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
Title: God is Working His Purpose Out
Author: Arthur Campbell Ainger (1894)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Isaiah 11:9; Isaiah 42:4; Habakkuk 2:14
Topic: Missions; Soldiers of Christ; Kingdom of God on Earth, The: Missions
Tune Information
Name: PURPOSE
Composer: Martin Shaw (1931)
Meter: Irregular
Key: f minor



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