Scripture Verse

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


Words: Brown Row­land, 1916.

Music: Sam­uel W. Beaz­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Samuel W. Beazley (1873–1944)


The world is waiting
To hear the Gos­pel,
The world is waiting
For the ev­er­last­ing story;
So wake, ye people,
Put on your armor,
And speed away today
To win eter­nal glo­ry.
Bear ye the tidings
Of love and gladness,
And truly cover all
The darkened territory.
Go forth with courage,
Go forth with singing,
Obey the orders from the King.


Carry ye the tidings,
Oh, preach the Gos­pel
Of love to every nation;
To the living waters
The weary, thirsty people bring;
Show to them the pathway
That leads to Hea­ven,
And tell them of sal­va­tion.

These are now the orders,
The blessèd orders from the King.

Waste not the moments,
For they are precious,
Let not the Mas­ter’s work
Seem tedious or appalling;
Raise high the standard,
And keep it waving,
And speed away to those
Whose hearts to you are calling.
The hours are fleeting,
The days are passing,
And soon around you night’s
Dear shadows will be falling;
So do your duty,
To Him who loves you.
Obey the orders from the King.


Across the border
A crown is waiting
For those who do His bidding here,
Complaining ne­ver;
And life eter­nal,
And rest and gladness,
Shall come to all who help
Some soul from sin to sever.
So work for Je­sus,
That He may bless you,
And let you reign with Him
In paradise for­ev­er;
Away, rejoicing,
To do the reaping,
Obey the orders from the King.