[b]WELL GIRDLE THE GLOBE[/b]
Words: Vivian A. Dake, 1891.
[i]Dake was the founder of the Pentacost Bands (not Pentecostal) that evangelized Ilinois, Iowa, Kansas and Ohio. He was on a missionary trip at the time of his death.[/i]
Behold the hands stretched out for aid,
Darkened by sin and sore dismayed;
Oh, will you to their rescue go,
Lost wandrers down to endless woe?
Well girdle the globe with salvation,
With holiness unto the Lord;
And light shall illumine each nation,
The light from the lamp of His Word.
In heathen lands they watch and wait,
And sigh for help which comes so late,
And grope in sin and natures night,
Forever vainly seeking light.
Oh, flash the tidings! shout the sound,
In darkest lands the world around,
Till all the earth from pole to pole,
Shall full salvation echoes roll.
The watch fires kindle far and near,
In evry land let them appear,
Till burning lines of Gospel fire,
Shall gird the world and mount up higher.
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