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MISSIONS AND WORLD PEACE
|164||The Morning Light is Breaking|
|Samuel F Smith,1839||George J. Webb,1830|
- The morning light is breaking, The darkness disappears;
The sons of earth are waking To penitential tears;
Each breeze that sweeps the ocean Brings tidings from afar,
Of nations in commotion, Prepared for Zion's war.
- See heathen nations bending Before the God we love,
And thousand hearts ascending In gratitude above;
While sinners, now confessing, The gospel call obey,
And seek the Saviour's blessing, A nation in a day.
- Blest river of salvation, Pursue thine onward way;
Flow thou to every nation, Nor in thy richness stay;
Stay not till all the lowly Triumphant reach their home;
Stay not till all the holy Proclaim, 'The Lord is come!' Amen.