Scripture Verse

I am with you always. Matthew 28:20

Introduction

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Samuel F. Smith
(1808–1895)

Words: Sam­u­el F. Smith (1808–1895).

Music: Mis­sion­a­ry Chant Hein­rich C. Zeu­ner, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the words were writ­ten, or where to get a good pic­ture of Zeu­ner (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Go, heralds of salvation, forth;
Go in your heavenly Master’s name;
From east to west, from south to north,
The glorious Gospel wide proclaim.

Go forth to sow the living seed;
Seek not earth’s praise, nor dread its blame;
Nor labors fear, nor trials heed;
Go forth to conquer in His name.

Lo, I am with you, saith the Lord,
My grace your spirit shall sustain;
Strong is My arm, and sure My Word;
My servants shall not toil in vain.

Go forth in hope; my burden take,
Till God’s great reaping day shall come;
Then they who sowed in tears shall wake,
And hail the joyful harvest home.