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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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.