The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Sing To The Lord, Ye Distant Lands

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: "Antioch," Arr. from G. F. Handel
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Silas H. Durant and P. G. Lester, eds., Hymn and Tune Book, Greenfield, Indiana: D. H. Goble: 1886, Hymn #53, p. 21.

1. Sing to the Lord, ye distant lands,
    Ye tribes of every tongue;
His new discovered grace demands
    A new and nobler song.

2. Say to the nations, Jesus reigns,
    God's own almighty Son;
His power the sinking world sustains,
    And grace surrounds his throne.

3. Let heaven proclaim the joyful day,
    Joy through the earth be seen;
Let cities shine in bright array,
    And fields in cheerful green.

4. Let an unusual joy surprise
    The islands of the sea;
Ye mountains sink, ye vallys rise,
    Prepare the Lord his way.

5. Behold he comes, he comes to bless
    The nations, as their God;
To show the world his righteousness,
    And send his truth abroad.

6. But when his voice shall raise the dead,
    And bid the world draw near,
How will the guilty nations dread
    To see their Judge appear!

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