304. 10s. M. Ashworth. The Kingdom of Christ.
1 Pour, blessed Gospel, glorious news for man!
Thy stream of life o'er springless deserts roll:
Thy bond of peace the mighty earth can span,
And make one brotherhood from pole to pole.
2 On, piercing Gospel, on! of every heart,
In every latitude, thou own'st the key:
From their dull slumbers savage souls shall start,
With all their treasures first unlocked by thee!
3 Tread, kingly Gospel, through the nations tread! With all the civil virtues in thy train:
Be all to thy blest freedom captive led;
And Christ, the true emancipator, reign!
4 Spread, giant Gospel, spread thy growing wings! Gather thy scattered ones from every land:
Call home the wanderers to the King of kings;
Proclaim them all thine own; -- 't is Christ's command!