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: Brown Row­land, 1916.

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

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

portrait
Samuel W. Beazley
1873–1944

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

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