This Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.@Matthew 24:14

Dan­i­el E. Lo­renz, in Mis­sion­a­ry Songs, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (New York: Lore­nz & Com­pa­ny, 1880).

Am­a­do­ra Dan­i­el E. Lo­renz (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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