750. 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 the church has gone,
by the mouth of many messengers
the call of God has come:
Listen to me, you continents;
you 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 done in vain
unless God blesses the deed;
vainly we hope for the harvesttide
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 C. Ainger (1894, alt.)
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Romans 13:11; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Isaiah 11:9; Isaiah 14:27; Habakkuk 2:14
Topic: Conflict, Spirtual; Will of God
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: PURPOSE
Composer: Martin Shaw (1931)
Meter: Irregular
Key: f minor
Copyright: Music used by permission of Oxford University Press



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