This Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations.@Matthew 24:14
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Henry L. Gilmour (1836-1920)

Henry L. Gilmour, in Gathered Jewels, edited by William A. Ogden (Toledo, Ohio: W. W. Whitney, 1886), number 5.

William J. Kirkpatrick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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From Lyra Germanica, 1862

Watchman, blow the Gospel trumpet,
Every soul a warning give;
Whosoever hears the message
May repent, and turn and live.

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Blow the trumpet, trusty watchman,
Blow it loud o’er land and sea;
God commissions, sound the message!
Every captive may be free.

Sound it loud o’er every hilltop,
Gloomy shade and sunny plain;
Ocean depths repeat the message,
Full salvation’s glad refrain.

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Sound it in the hedge and highway,
Earth’s dark spots where exiles roam;
Let it tell all things are ready,
Father waits to welcome home.

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Sound it for the heavy laden,
Weary, longing to be free;
Sound a Savior’s invitation,
Sweetly saying, Come to Me.

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