A glorious company we sing
A glorious company we sing. Albert Frederick Bayly* (1901-1984).
Written in 1946 for a Sunday School Anniversary at Morpeth Congregational Church, and published in The Sunday School Chronicle (1946), Rejoice O People (1950), and Sunday School Praise (1958). It has appeared in many books since, including HP, with four of the original five verses, omitting verse three:
A daring company we sing,
who bore by land and sea
the tidings of their Saviour's love,
his cross and victory:
till east and west, and north and south
rejoice in glad accord,
and all the world's great peoples hail
the kingdom of the Lord.
The editors of CH3 reduced the hymn to three 4-line verses, using the...
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