Scripture Verse

Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15

Introduction

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Robert L. Selle
1865–1929

Words: Will­iam M. Dar­wood, in Choic­est Gems for Sab­bath Schools (Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia & Fort Worth, Tex­as: Rue­bush-Kief­fer & R. L. Selle, 1893).

Music: Buck­roe Beach Ro­bert L. Selle (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Dar­wood (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Ye messengers of grace,
Ye flaming heralds, go
To every clime and coast,
And let the nations know
My Gospel’s one of light
To those in darkness chained,
To those in blackest night,
Where sin so long has reigned.

Refrain

Go into all the world,
To all the nations go;
And tell them of the blood
That washes white as snow.

My Gospel’s one of grace,
To all mankind ’tis giv’n;
It seeks to save the race,
And lift it up to Heav’n;
My Gospel’s one of power
To those that believe,
E’en those who murdered Me,
The message may receive.

Refrain

Lord, we obey Thy call,
We’ll to the nations go,
And tell them of the blood
That washes white as snow;
On Congo’s mighty stream,
On Tanganyika’s shore,
We’ll spread the glorious truth
That man may sin no more.

Refrain

From east and west, from north,
And south, we’re marching home
Where Jesus waits to say,
O come, ye blessèd, come,
Sit with Me on My throne;
You did your duty well,
And saved the sinners lost
From going down to hell.

Refrain

Ring out the blessèd sound,
Praise to our God be giv’n,
And Jesus Christ His Son,
Who brought us home to Heav’n;
Salvation to the Lamb,
The Lamb for sinners slain,
Ring out, The work is done,
Reign, Christ, forever reign.

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