Scripture Verse

This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations. Matthew 24:14

Introduction

Words: W. F. Arms, in Hymns of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, ed­it­ed by Sam­u­el W. Ad­ri­ance (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Unit­ed So­ci­e­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1888), num­ber 36.

Music: Mis­sion­ary Hymn Lo­well Ma­son, 1823 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

  • Campania, E. L. Pease, in Hymns of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, ed­it­ed by Sam­u­el W. Ad­ri­ance (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Unit­ed So­ci­e­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1888), num­ber 122 (🔊 pdf nwc)
  • Webb, George J. Webb, 1830 (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know Arms’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

Lyrics

The voice of Christ, our Savior,
Rings through the Christian world:
Let Gospel truth be spoken,
My banner be unfurled
In every land and nation,
Where’er man’s foot has trod;
Go publish My salvation,
Proclaim the Christ of God.

Baptized with heav’nly wisdom,
And lips aglow with love,
Speak to the lost and fallen
The message from above;
Unfold with holy courage
The grand and glorious truth
That speaks in benediction
To every Christian youth.

The promise of the Master
Crowns with its glorious light
Each faithful Christian soldier
That strikes for God and right.
Go ye, and preach the Gospel
In all its wondrous power;
Go, the Redeemer’s presence
Shall crown thine every hour.