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Hymn: From Greenland's icy mountains (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: From Greenland's icy mountains

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 7s and 6s


Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 319, click to see hymnal pages


FROM Greenland's icy mountains,

From India's coral strand,

Where Afric's sunny fountains

Roll down their golden sand;

From many an ancient river,

From many a palmy plain,

They call us to deliver

Their land from error's chain.

What though the spicy breezes

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's Isle;

Though every prospect pleases,

And only man is vile;

In vain, with lavish kindness,

The gifts of God are strown,

The heathen, in their blindness,

Bow down to wood and stone.

Shall we, whose souls are lighted

By wisdom from on high,

Shall we, to man benighted,

The lamp of life deny?

Salvation! O salvation!

The joyful sound proclaim,

Till each remotest nation

Has learnt Messiah's name.

Waft, waft, ye winds, his story,

And you, ye waters, roll,

Till like a sea of glory

It spreads from pole to pole:

Till o'er our ransomed nature,

The lamb for sinner's slain,

Redeemer, King, Creator,

In bliss returns to reign.