8570. Give The Word, Eternal King

1 Give the word, eternal King;
Swift and fair from hill to hill
Speed the angel feet that bring
News of glory and goodwill,
News of freedom’s open door,
Thy redemption’s sweet release,
Priceless treasure to the poor,
To the weary perfect peace.

2 Give the word, ascended Son;
By the travail of Thy soul,
By the triumph it hath won,
Let the tidings onward roll;
In the depth and o’er the height
Thy love’s banner be unfurled;
Make Thine own, in hell’s despite,
All the kingdoms of the world.

3 Give the word, O Holy Ghost:
West and East and South and North
Make a second Pentecost;
Bid Thy companies go forth,
Bearing all the gifts of grace
On Thy wings, O mystic Dove,
Visions of the Savior’s face,
Music of the Father’s love.

4 Father, Son, and Spirit, God,
By the sum of human ill,
By Thy dread avenging rod,
By Thine all absolving will,
Lo, before Thy feet we fall!
Holy, holy, holy Lord;
Three in One, and All in All,
Hear our cry and give the word.

Text Information
First Line: Give the word, eternal King
Title: Give The Word, Eternal King
Author: Samuel J. Stone (1871)
Meter: 77.77 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Written for the First Day of Intercession for Foreign Missions. Alternate tunes: BENEVENTO by Samuel Webbe, Sr., GUIDE by Marcus M. Wells
Tune Information
Arranger: Benjamin Carr (1824)
Meter: 77.77 D
Key: A Major
Source: Spanish tune
Copyright: Public Domain

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