"O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness"
                        by William Williams, 1717-1791
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. O'er the gloomy hills of darkness,
        Cheered by no celestial ray,
        Sun of Righteousness, arising,
        Bring the bright, the glorious day.
        Let the morning
        Of Thy blessed Gospel dawn.

        2. Kingdoms wide that sit in darkness,
        Grant them, Lord, the glorious light;
        And from eastern coast to western
        May the morning chase the night
        And redemption,
        Freely purchased, win the day!

        3. Fly abroad, eternal Gospel;
        Win and conquer, never cease.
        May Thy lasting, wide dominions
        Multiply and still increase!
        May Thy scepter
        Sway th'enlightened world around!

Notes: Hymn #505 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Revelation 14:6 Author: William Williams, 1772, cento, alt. Composer: George W. Warren, 1884 Tune: "Guide Me"
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