O God! the darkness roll away
Which clouds the human soul,
And let the bright, the perfect day,
Speed onward to its goal.
Let every hateful passion die,
Which makes of brethren foes;
And war no longer raise its cry,
To mar the world’s repose.
Let faith, and hope, and charity,
Go forth through all the earth;
And man, in heavenly bearing, be
True to his heavenly birth.
Yea, let Thy glorious kingdom come
Of holiness and love,
And make this world a portal meet
For Thy bright courts above.
|Instances (11)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #172||O God! the darkness roll away||Gaskell||1848|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #172||O God! the darkness roll away||Thy Kingdom Come!||Gaskell||22.214.171.124||1866|
|Heart and Voice #d173||O God, the darkness roll away||William Gaskell||1909|
|Heart and Voice #d175||O God, the darkness roll away||The Kingdom come||William Gaskell||1917|
|Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #471||O God! the darkness roll away||The Kingdom come||Gaskell||1868|
|Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d480||O God, the darkness roll away||William Gaskell||1878|
|Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #447||O God, the darkness roll away||William Gaskell||1883|
|Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d197||O God, the darkness roll away||William Gaskell||1900|
|Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #99||O God, the darkness roll away||William Gaskell||1883|
|The Gospel Hymnal #d431||O God, the darkness roll away||William Gaskell||1880|
|Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #669||O God, the darkness roll away||W. Gaskell||1880|