The Gospel must…be published among all nations. Mark 13:10
Words: Thomas Morell, in the Evangelical Magazine, December 1818, page 544, alt.
Hymns Composed for a Missionary Ordination Service. Sung at the Rev. Mr. Morell’s Chapel, St. Neots, Oct. 28, 1818, at the ordination of Mr. C. Mault, Missionary to India. The hymn appeared in Josiah Conder’s 1836 Congregational Hymn Book, and later in other collections.
If you know when the music was written, or where to get a good picture of Spazier or Morell (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Go, and the Savior’s grace proclaim,
Ye messengers of God;
Go, publish, thro’ Immanuel’s name,
Salvation bought with blood.
What tho’ your arduous track may lie
Thro’ regions dark as death;
What tho’ your faith and zeal to try,
Grim perils stalk your path:
Yet, with determined courage, go,
And, armed with power divine,
Your God will needful aid bestow,
And on your labors shine.
He who has called you to the war
Will recompense your pains;
Before Messiah’s conquering car,
The mountains sink to plains.
Shrink not tho’ earth and hell oppose,
But plead your Master’s cause;
Nor doubt that e’en your mighty foes
Shall bow before His cross.