AGH 187

Verse 1

God is working his purpose out
as year succeeds to year;
God is working his purpose out,
And the time is drawing near;
Nearer and nearer draws the time,
the time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled
with the glory of God,
as the waters cover the sea.

Verse 2

What can we do to work God's work,
to prosper and increase
The brotherhood of all mankind
the reign of the Prince of Peace?
What can we do to hasten the time-
the time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled
with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.

Verse 3

March we forth in the strength of God,
with the banner of Christ unfurled,
That the light of the glorious gospel of truth
may shine throughout the world;
Fight we the fight with sorrow and sin
to set their captives free,
That the earth may be filled
with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.

Verse 4

All we can do is nothing worth,
unless God blesses the deed;
Vainly we hope for the harvest-tide,
till God gives life to the seed;
Yet nearer and nearer draws the time,
the time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled
with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.