Hark, the gospel news is sounding

Hark, the gospel news is sounding

Author: William Sanders; Author: Hugh Bourne
Tune: GREENVILLE
Published in 18 hymnals

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1. Hark! the Gospel news is sounding:
Christ hath suffered on the tree;
Streams of mercy are abounding;
Grace for all is rich and free.
Now, poor sinner, now, poor sinner,
Look to Him who died for thee.

2. O escape to yonder mountain!
Now begin to watch and pray;
Christ invites you to the fountain,
Come, and wash your sins away:
Do not tarry, do not tarry,
Come to Jesus while you may.

3. Grace is flowing like a river;
Millions there have been supplied;
Still it flows as fresh as ever
From the Savior’s wounded side:
None need perish, none need perish
All may live, for Christ hath died.

4. Christ alone shall be our portion;
Soon we hope to meet above—
Then we’ll bathe in the full ocean
Of the great Redeemer’s love;
All His fullness, all His fullness
We shall then for ever prove.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2155

Author: William Sanders

Sanders, William, a Primitive Methodist minister, who was alive in 1881, but concerning whom we have no later information, left the home connexion after some years of labour, and undertook pastoral duty at Pottsville, U.S.A., in 1838. In the early days of the Primitive Methodist movement Sanders assisted H. Bourne (p. 165, i.) in compiling the hymn-books for the use of the Connexion. In hymn-writing they often worked together, and numerous hymns in the old collections of the denomination are signed jointly as, "H. B. & W. S.," and again as “W. S. & H. B." In the Primitive Methodist Hymnal of 1887 the following hymns are by him from the Collection of Hymns for Camp Meetings, &c, 1821, in which they are signed "W. S.":— 1. Behold, what… Go to person page >

Author: Hugh Bourne

Bourne, Hugh, the principal founder of the Primitive Methodist Society, and the editor of their first hymn-books, was born at Fordhays, Stoke-on-Trent, April 3, 1772. His father, Joseph Bourne, a person in humble circumstances, was a member of the Church of England, whilst his mother belonged to the Wesleyan Society. His education, for his circumstances, was fairly good; and by earnest application to study he acquired some knowledge of Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. His mind was of a strongly devotional cast, and the Methodist movement of those days had such attractions for him that he joined himself thereto in 1709. The following year he went to reside near the Mow Cop Colliery, near Burslem, where he had secured an engagement. There, with two… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, the gospel news is sounding
Author: William Sanders
Author: Hugh Bourne

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The Cyber Hymnal #2155
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Instances (18)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
A Collection of Hymns: for camp meetings, revivals, &c., for the use of the Primitive Methodists #L16Image
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Designed for the Use of the Pious #d55
Heavenly Echoes #d43
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d161
Revival Hymns #d58
Revival Hymns. 8th ed. #d8
Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #214Image
Salvation Army Music #d73
Salvation Soldiers' Song Book #d5
Salvation Soldier's Song Book #d51
The Chapel Hymn Book #d122
The Cyber Hymnal #2155TextAudioScore
The Little Seraph: in seven character notes, for churches and Sunday-schools #144aImage
The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools #T144aImage
The Salvation Soldier's Song Book #d23
The Salvation Soldier's Song Book #d41
The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d236
Zion's Refreshing Showers : a new revival hymn and tune book, containing nearly 300 hymns and tunes principally used by Whitfield, Wesley, Knapp, Nettleton, Finney, Earl, and other evangelists... #61bImage