Scripture Verse

Go out into the highways and hedges. Luke 14:23


Words: A. W. Liv­ing­ston, in Mu­sic­al Leaves for Sab­bath Schools, ed­it­ed by Phi­lip Phil­lips (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Phi­lip Phil­lips, 1865), num­ber 23.

Music: Phi­lip Phill­ips (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Liv­ing­ston’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Philip Phillips (1834–1895)


There’s ma­ny a poor lit­tle boy,
Whose fa­ther and mo­ther are dead,
Whose heart is a stran­ger to joy,
No home save a ho­vel or shed.


We care not how poor or rich he may be,
Go bring him in, sal­va­tion is free;
His soul is a jew­el, whose light by and by,
May shine in your crown, like a star in the sky.

Go out in the hedg­es and find,
For Je­sus has given the rule,
The halt and the maimed and the blind,
Go bring them all in­to the school.


Go, bear­ing the en­sign of love,
Its glories for­ev­er un­furled,
Recruit for the ar­my above,
Your war­rant em­brac­es the world.