312. Saviour, sprinkle many nations

1 Savior, sprinkle many nations;
Fruitful let thy sorrows be;
By thy pains and consolations
Draw the Gentiles unto thee.
Of thy Cross the wondrous story
Be it to the nations told;
Let them see thee in thy glory
And thy mercy manifold. A-men.

2 Far and wide, though all unknowing,
Pants for thee each mortal breast;
Human tears for thee are flowing,
Human hearts in thee would rest;
Thirsting as for dews of even,
As the new-mown grass for rain,
Thee they seek, as God of heaven,
Thee as Man for sinners slain.

3 Saviour, lo! the isles are waiting,
Stretched the hand, and strained the sight,
For thy Spirit new-creating,
Love's pure flame, and wisdom's light;
Give the word, and of the preacher
Speed the foot and touch the tongue,
Till on earth by every creature
Glory to the Lamb be sung.


Text Information
First Line: Saviour, sprinkle many nations
Author: Arthur Cleveland Coxe, 1818 - 96
Language: English
Publication Date: 1958
Topic: Church Life and Work: The Propagation of the Gospel
Notes: This hymn may also be sung to FALFIELD (No. 512)
Tune Information
Composer: John Zundel, 1815 - 82
Meter: 8 7, 8 7. D.
Key: B♭ Major

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