Beginning at Jerusalem.@Luke 24:47
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Theodore F. Seward
(1835–1902)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The New Gold­en Show­er, by Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry (New York: Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, 1866), num­ber 31.

Music: The­o­dore F. Sew­ard (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

How many in our favored land,
This holy day profane;
Neglect the Savior’s gracious call,
And take His name in vain;
Then while we pray for heathen climes,
Far o’er the crystal foam,
O let us ever bear in mind,
Our mission field at home.

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Our mission field at home,
Our mission field at home;
May each and all remember still,
Our mission field at home.

Go feed My lambs, our Savior said,
And bring them to My fold;
For us the same command is giv’n,
As then to him of old;
While others toil for dying souls,
Far o’er the ocean’s foam,
Be ours to wave its noble cause,
Our mission field at home.

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How many a poor neglected child
With pleading eye we meet;
A gentle word might hither guide
Its little wandering feet;
A precious lamb, that God may bless,
Beneath this hallowed dome,
Then let us ever bear in mind,
Our mission field at home.

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