From Greenland's icy mountains (Lowell Mason)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-21)   CPDL #41980:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-21).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 27 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: From Greenland's icy mountains
Composer: Lowell Mason
Tune: Missionary (Heber)
Lyricist: Reginald Heber

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 76. 76. D

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

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Original text and translations

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1  From Greenland's icy mountains,
From India's coral strand,
Where Afric's sunny fountains
Roll down their golden sand;
From many an ancient river,
From many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver
Their land from error's chain.

2  Can we, whose souls were lighted
With wisdom from on high,
Can we to men benighted
The lamp of life deny?
Salvation! O salvation!
The joyful sound proclaim,
Till each remotest nation
Has learnt Messiah's name.


3  Waft, waft, ye winds, His story,
And you, ye waters, roll,
Till, like a sea of glory,
It spreads from pole to pole;
Till o'er our ransomed nature
The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,
In bliss returns to reign.