Go…teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.@Matthew 28:19

Frank M. Gra­ham & George W. Wall, Songs for Je­sus No. 5 (Greens­bo­ro, Georg­ia: Frank M. Gra­ham, 1914), num­ber 21 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Frank M. Graham (1859–1931)

We want to work for our dear Lord,
We want to send His precious Word
Over the sea to heathen lands,
For we’re a missionary band.

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A happy band are we,
Helping them over the sea;
Giving of our pennies,
Fifty-two a year;
A happy band are we,
Helping them over the sea;
Won’t you come and join us?
You are needed here.

Jesus will help us every day,
To earn our pennies for to pay
To take the Gospel over there,
To help poor heathens in despair.

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O we will earn our pennies brown,
Then we will gladly lay them down
To send the Gospel to that land,
The pennies from our little band.

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For all that we can ever do,
We’ll be well paid, our Lord is true;
For in His Word He says so plain:
He’ll pay us when He comes again.

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