Scripture Verse

Send out Thy light and Thy truth.@Psalm 43:3

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Sac­red Songs No. 2, by Ira San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York: Big­low & Main, 1899), num­ber 2.

Music: Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

Lyrics

Send the light, oh, send it quickly
Far across the heaving main;
Speed the news of full salvation,
Thro’ a dear Redeemer’s name.

Refrain

Send the light, oh, send it quickly
To the isles beyond the sea;
Let them hear the wondrous story—
Love is boundless, grace is free!

Send the light, where souls are dying
In their darkness, gloom, and night;
Haste, oh haste! the days are fleeting,
And the hours—how swift their flight.

Refrain

Send the light—the Lord commands it!
To His Holy Word attend:
Go ye forth and preach My Gospel;
Lo! I’m with you to the end.

Refrain