From all the dark places

From all the dark places. Mary Bridges Canedy Slade* (1826-1882).  This missionary hymn is called ‘The kingdom is coming’, from the opening of the refrain. It was published in Good News, or Songs and Tunes for Sunday Schools, Christian Associations, and Special Meetings (Boston, 1876), edited by Rigdon M. McIntosh* (  It had three stanzas and a refrain. The refrain was:  The kingdom is coming, O tell ye the story, God’s banner exalted shall be! The earth shall be full of His knowledge and glory, As waters that cover the sea.  The stanzas were:  From all the dark places of earth’s heathen races, O see how the dark shadows fly! The...

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