Words: , Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, 8th edi­tion, 1819. stat­ed that this hymn seems to be based on O’er Those Gloomy Hills of Dark­ness, by .

Music: Put­ney, , Car­mi­na Sac­ra (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: J. H. Wilk­ins & R. B. Car­ter, 1844).

O’er the realms of pagan darkness,
Let the eye of pity gaze;
See the kindreds of the people
Lost in sin’s bewildering maze;
Darkness brooding
On the face of all the earth.

Thou to Whom all power is given,
Speak the word; at Thy command
Let the company of preachers
Spread Thy Name from land to land!
Lord, be with them
Alway to the end of time.