Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Ben­ja­min Gough (1805–1877). This is at­trib­ut­ed to…Gough, on the au­tho­ri­ty of Mrs. Gough. It is not in his pub­lished works, and its first ap­pear­ance is un­known (Ju­li­an, p. 446).

Music: Fleet­wood H. Fleet­wood Shep­pard (1824–1901) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Lift the Gospel banner,
Wave it far and wide,
Through the crowded city,
Over ocean’s tide:
Sound the proclamation,
Peace to all mankind,
Jesus and salvation
All the world may find;
Sound the proclamation,
Peace to all mankind,
Jesus and salvation
All the world may find.

Lift the Gospel standard,
Spread the Gospel light,
Let the blessèd radiance
Flame o’er heathen night;
Love is God’s own sunshine,
Such as angels prove:
Conquer men by kindness,
God Himself is love;
Love is God’s own sunshine,
Such as angels prove:
Conquer men by kindness,
God Himself is love.

Let us rise to action,
Work with one design,
Work with Christ, and triumph
In the work divine;
Victory’s palm awaits us,
Let us then work on
Till we hear the welcome,
Faithful ones, well done!
Victory’s palm awaits us,
Let us then work on
Till we hear the welcome,
Faithful ones, well done!