Scripture Verse

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet. Isaiah 58:1


Thomas Kelly

Words: Tho­mas Kel­ly, 1806.

Music: Kel­ve­den Will­iam Blow, Jr., 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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


Men of God, go take your stations;
Darkness reigns throughout the earth:
Go proclaim among the nations,
Joyful news of heavenly birth;
Bear the tidings
Of the Savior’s matchless worth.

Of His Gospel not ashamèd,
As the power of God to save,
Go, where Christ was never namèd,
Publish freedom to the slave;
Blessèd freedom!
Such as Zion’s children have!

What though earth and hell united
Should oppose the Savior’s plan?
Plead His cause, nor be affrighted,
Fear ye not the face of man;
Vain their tumult,
Hurt His work they never can.

When exposed to fearful dangers,
Jesus will His own defend;
Borne afar, midst foes and strangers,
Jesus will appear your Friend;
And His presence
Shall be with you to the end.