Scripture Verse

Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation. Mark 16:15


Martin W. Knapp (1853–1901)

Words: Mar­tin W. Knapp, Bi­ble Songs of Sal­va­tion and Vic­to­ry (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: M. W. Knapp, 1902), num­ber 86.

Music: Flor­ence L. Pot­ter, ar­ranged by Ro­bert E. Mc­Neill (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Pot­ter (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Robert E. McNeill (1861–1937)


Wandering far from the Shepherd away,
Perishing far from the fold,
Many the sheep that are dying today,
Dying away in the cold.
Wandering out on the mountain so drear;
Dying away from the Shepherd so dear;
Longing, it may be, His sweet voice to hear;
Dying away from the fold.


Perishing now, perishing now,
Perishing far from the fold;
Perishing now, perishing now,
Perishing far from the fold;

Jesus, to save them, from Hea­ven came down;
Suffered for them on the tree,
Leaving His heavenly mansion and crown;
Wonderful! How could it be?
Leaving His scepter and city of gold;
Welcoming sorrow and torture untold;
All to bring wanderers back to the fold;
Dying for you and for me.


Speed with the Gos­pel, His mandate obey;
Preach it to all of the world;
Herald it quickly, no longer delay;
Tell it to all of the world;
Preach it, eternity’s night draweth near;
Preach it, for news of His coming we hear;
Preach it, for soon our Lord King will appear;
Preach it to all of the world.


India’s waiting the message to hear,
Message of joy and of love;
Africa’s waiting for Je­sus to cheer,
Tidings from Hea­ven above;
Isles of the ocean are waiting for light;
Japan and China are merging from night,
Waiting to welcome the heavenly light,
Coming from Hea­ven above.