Scripture Verse

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


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).

Ira D. Sankey (1840–1908)


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


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.


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.