Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation. Mark 16:15
Words: Anna D. Bradley, in Zion’s Battle Cry, edited by James Rosecrans (Cincinnati, Ohio: J. H. Rosecrans, 1895), number 80.
If you know where to get a good photo of Bradley (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), or a better one of Rosecrans, would you ?
There’s a land beyond the sea
Where the fields are white and fair;
Hear the cry, oh, souls redeemed—
From the lost ones over there.
Speed the light, or else we die;
Souls redeemed, oh, speed the light.
Heed, oh heed, our anguished cry—
Speed the light, oh, speed the light.
Hear our cry, for soon for us
Day will sink in endless night;
Give us help ere ’tis too late—
Speed the light, oh speed the light.
Still they cry! Give heed, oh soul,
Jesus died that they might live;
Dare ye turn a deafened ear?
Dare refuse the light to give?
Know, my soul, ’tis not enough
That you sing and softly pray;
Speed the light, oh, speed the light!
Jesus calls—do not delay.