564. 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 the east to utmost west,
where human feet have trod,
by the mouth of many messengers
goes forth the voice of God,
"Give ear 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 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 C. Ainger, 1841-1919
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Psalm 127:1; Jeremiah 29:11; Hebrews 11:39; Isaiah 52:7; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Isaiah 14:27; Romans 13:11; Isaiah 11:9; Habakkuk 2:14
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: PURPOSE
Composer: Martin Shaw, 1875-1958
Meter: Irregular
Key: f minor
Copyright: Music © 1931Oxford University Press



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