Ye Christian heralds, go, proclaim

Ye Christian heralds, go, proclaim. Bourne Hall Draper* (1775-1843). Written in 1803 by ‘a Bristol student’, this comes from a poem beginning ‘Ruler of worlds, display Thy power’ (see the entry under ‘Sovereign of worlds! display Thy power’*). It consisted of lines 13-16 and 21-28 of the original poem: Ye Christian heralds, go, proclaim Salvation in Immanuel’s name; To distant climes the tidings bear, And plant the Rose of Sharon there. He’ll shield you with a wall of fire, With holy zeal your hearts inspire; Bid raging winds their fury cease, And calm the savage breast to peace. And when our labours are all o’er, Then shall we meet to part no more; Meet, with the blood-bought throng to...

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