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O Zion, Haste

Words by Mary A. Thompson (1834-1923), 1868
Tune: TIDINGS by James Walch (1837-1901), 1875.
Key signature: B flat major (2 flats)
Time signature: 4/4
Meter: with Refrain
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1. O Zion, haste, thy mission high fulfilling, To tell to all the world that God is Light; That He who made all nations is not willing One soul should perish, lost in shades of night.
Refrain: Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace; Tidings of Jesus, redemption and release.
2. Behold how many thousands still are lying, Bound in the darksome prisonhouse of sin, With none to tell them of the Savior’s dying, Or of the death He died for them to win.
3. Proclaim to ev’ry people, tongue, and nation That God in Whom they live and move is Love; Tell how He stooped to save His lost creation, And died on earth that we might live above.
4. Give of your sons to bear the message glorious; Give of your wealth to speed them on their way; Pour out your soul for them in prayer victorious; And all you spend the Savior will repay.