Let the song go round the earth
Let the song go round the earth. Sarah Geraldina Stock* (1838-1898).
Written in 1898, and published after her death in the Church Missionary Hymn Book (1899). It was well thought of in the first half of the 20th century, appearing in some major books: A&MS , MHB, BHB, and the Anglican Hymn Book (1965). It was also found in The School Hymn Book of the Methodist Church (1950). The splendid first line, which is repeated in every verse, leads into a glorious vision of a Christian world:
Let the song go round the earth:
Jesus Christ is Lord,
Sound his praises, tell His worth,
Be His name adored;
Every clime and every tongue
Join the grand, the glorious song.
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