Words: , in Select­ion of Psalms and Hymns for Pub­lic and Pri­vate Use, by (Lon­don: 1819).

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

Hark! what mean those lamentations,
Rolling sadly through the sky?
’Tis the cry of heathen nations,
“Come and help, or we die!”

Hear the heathen’s sad complaining,
Christians, hear their dying cry;
And the love of Christ constraining,
Join to help them, ere they die.