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 noblest 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; -- 'tis His