"Look from Thy Sphere of Endless Day"
                        by William C. Bryant, 1794-1878
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)
        1. Look from Thy sphere of endless day,
        O God of mercy and of might!
        In pity look on those who stray
        Benighted in this land of light.

        2. In peopled vale, in lonely glen,
        In crowded mart, by stream or sea,
        How many of the sons of men
        Hear not the message sent from Thee!

        3. Send forth Thy heralds, Lord, to call
        The thoughtless young, the hardened old,
        A scattered, homeless flock, till all
        Be gathered to Thy peaceful fold.

        4. Send them Thy mighty Word to speak
        Till faith shall dawn and doubt depart,
        To awe the bold, to stay the weak,
        And bind and heal the broken heart.

        5. Then all these wastes, a dreary scene
        That makes us sadden as we gaze,
        Shall grow with living waters green
        And lift to heaven the voice of praise.
Notes: Hymn #499 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Isaiah 35 Author: William C. Bryant, 1840 Composer: George J. Elvey, 1862 Tune: "St. Crispin"
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