Savior, Let Thy Gospel Light

Savior, let Thy Gospel light

Author: William H. Bathurst
Tune: ST. BEES (Dykes)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Savior, let Thy Gospel light
Pierce the shades of heathen night;
O’er a world long lost in sin
Let Thy glorious reign begin.

2 Send the message of Thy grace
Far amongst our guilty race;
To all nations speak Thy Word,
Bid them own their rightful Lord.

3 At the silver trumpet’s sound
Hurl their idols to the ground;
Turn them from their evil ways,
Tune their hearts to sing Thy praise.

4 Ripening fields appear in view,
But the laborers are few;
Lord, increase the little band,
Send them forth to every land:

5 Give them courage and success,
All their faithful labors bless;
And commission them to bring
Pardoned rebels to their king.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9551

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: Savior, let Thy Gospel light
Title: Savior, Let Thy Gospel Light
Author: William H. Bathurst
Source: Psalms and Hymns, 1831
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9551
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