William Williams, 1772
O'er the gloomy hills of darkness,|
Cheered by no celestial ray,
Sun of Righteousness, arising,
Bring the bright, the glorious day.
Let the morning
Of Thy blessed Gospel dawn.
2. Kingdoms wide that sit in darkness,
3. Fly abroad, eternal Gospel;|
Win and conquer, never cease.
May Thy lasting, wide dominions
Multiply and still increase!
May Thy scepter
Sway th' enlightened world around!
4. Let the Indian, let the Negro,
5. May the glorious day approaching|
Thine eternal love proclaim,
And the everlasting Gospel
Spread abroad Thy holy name
O'er the borders
Of the great Emmanuel's land.
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