Darkness Long Hath Veiled The Nations

Darkness long hath veiled the nations

Author: William H. Bathurst
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1 Darkness long hath veiled the nations,
And a guilty world appears
Full of cruel habitations,
Strife and hatred, groans and tears;
Lord of mercy,
May we look for brighter years?

2 Yes, we hear Thy word declaring
That all hearts shall bow to Thee;
That Thy mercy is preparing
To fulfill the high decree;
And that shortly
Satan’s captives shall be free.

3 Savior, though by man rejected,
Pity our apostate race;
Let those years, so long expected,
Rich with Heaven’s unbounded grace,
Soon refresh us
With the brightness of Thy face.

4 Rouse the heathen from their slumbers,
With a loud awakening call;
Bring them in increasing numbers
Humbly at Thy feet to fall;
Reign amongst us,
Honored, loved, and served by all

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9545

Author: William H. Bathurst

Bathurst, William Hiley , M.A., son of the Rt. Hon. Charles Bragge (afterwards Bathurst) some time M.P. for Bristol, born at Clevedale, near Bristol, Aug. 28, 1796, and educated at Winchester, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1818. From 1820 to 1852 he held the Rectory of Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds. Resigning the Rectory in the latter year, through his inability to reconcile his doctrinal views with the Book of Common Prayer, he retired into private life, and died at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, Nov. 25, 1877. His works include, The Georgics of Virgil: Translated by W. H. B., 1849; Metrical Musings; or, Thoughts on Sacred Subjects in Verse, 1849; and Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, 1831 (2nd ed. 1842). This last… Go to person page >

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First Line: Darkness long hath veiled the nations
Title: Darkness Long Hath Veiled The Nations
Author: William H. Bathurst
Meter: 87.87.47
Source: Psalms and Hymns, 1831
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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