The saints who toiled from place to place
The saints who toiled from place to place. Walter Howard Frere* (1863-1938).
From A Plainsong Hymn Book (1932). It had five stanzas, based on the Mirfield tradition of missionary work (see The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book*):
The Saints who toil’d from place to place, Spreading the gospel of God’s grace, Must never from our mem’ry fade But lend encouragement and aid.
Alert at Thy command to go, And ev’rywhere Thy Word to sow, They went, O Master, far and wide, Eager, but yet unsatisfied.
Thine was the task they took in hand, Thine their good news for ev’ry land, Thine was their pow’r, and Thine again Their passion for the souls of men.
They served Thee faithfully till death, To Thee they...
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