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


Johann H. Schein (1586–1630)

Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 697. Ef­fi­ca­cy of the Gos­pel.

Music: Leip­zig (Schein) Jo­hann H. Schein, 1628. Har­mo­ny by Jo­hann S. Bach (1685–1750) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bed­dome (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Oh may the Gos­pel swift­ly spread,
Revive the liv­ing, raise the dead;
A glo­ri­ous work be now beg­un,
And mil­lions tell what God has done.

Let those who ne­ver felt be­fore,
Now feel the Gos­pel’s vital pow­er.
And lang­uid souls who own Thy love,
Receive fresh vi­sits from above.

Arise, Thou sun of right­eous­ness
With light and life the na­tions bless;
In Zi­on, long the sin­ner’s scorn,
Be nu­mer­ous sons and daugh­ters born.