Oer The Lands That Now Are Lying


O’er the lands that now are lying in the shadows of despair,
Soon the banners of his love shall be unfurled;
Earth shall know the wondrous pow’r of the gospel’s gracious hour,
For the light of God is spreading over the world.

Refrain:
Yes, the light of God is spreading over the world,
Soon the banners of his love shall be unfurled;
Earth again shall know the pow’r
Of the gospel’s gracious hour,
For the light of God is spreading over the world.

O the pow’rs of wrong and error that are boasting of their might,
From dominion shall at last be downward hurled;
Captive chains away shall fall, Christ shall reign as King of all,
For the light of God is spreading over the world. [Refrain]

Let us help to speed the coming of that bright and joyous hour
When the banners of his love shall be unfurled;
Earth for Jesus shall be won! O that day is hast’ning on!
For the light of God is spreading over the world. [Refrain]