FROM GREENLAND’S ICY MOUNTAINS
Scripture: Matthew 28:19
Time Signature: 4/4
Hymn Status: Public Domain (This hymn is free to use for display and print)
Verse 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.
Verse 2: What tho’ the spicy breezes Blow soft o’er Ceylon’s isle; Tho’ ev‘ry prospect pleases,And only man is vile? In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are strown; The heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone.
Verse 3: Shall we, whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high, Shall we to men benighted The lamp of life deny? Salvation! O salvation! The joyful sound proclaim, Till earth’s remotest nation Has learned Messiah’s name.