In lands where sin’s darkness doth lower,
Appears the fair vision of light;
God’s word, like a lamp of great power,
Illumines the shadowy night.
God speed His own glorious word,
Oh, everywhere may it be heard;
Go, peal forth the wonderful tidings,
Which God hath declared in His word.
To heathen beset by their foemen,
Whom human strength can not remove,
God’s word, of deliverance an omen,
A sword of Damascus shall prove.
To souls that are lifeless and dying,
Just inside of death’s fatal door,
God’s word, all its terrors defying,
Doth life everlasting restore.
Then publish the news of salvation,
By love and great mercy declared,
Until with the world’s farthest nation,
God’s word of redemption is shared.