Come, All Whose Souls Are Lighted



  1. 1. Come, all whose souls are lighted

    With wisdom from on high.

    Shall we, to men benighted,

    The lamp of life deny?

    Salvation! Oh, salvation!

    The joyful sound proclaim,

    Till earth’s remotest nation

    Has learned Messiah’s name.

  2. 2. 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.

  3. 3. Go tell, ye winds, his story,

    And mighty 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.

Text: Reginald Heber, 1783–1826

Music: Lowell Mason, 1792–1872