Scripture Verse

Go…and teach all nations. Matthew 28:19


Words: Ma­ry I. Mc­Lean, in The Seed Sow­er, ed­it­ed by Au­gus­tus My­ers (To­le­do, Ohio: Will­ard W. Whit­ney, 1897).

Music: Au­gus­tus F. My­ers (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mc­Lean or My­ers (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


We are but a band of child­ren,
We are few, and weak and small,
But we want to work for Je­sus,
And there’s work enough for all.


We are a mis­sion­ary band,
Missionary band, mis­sion­ary band;
We are a mis­sion­ary band,
Doing all we can.

There are ma­ny lit­tle child­ren,
Far away across the sea,
Who have ne­ver heard of Je­sus,
But to id­ols bend the knee.


So we want to send them teach­ers,
Who will teach them how to pray,
To the dear and lov­ing Sav­ior,
Who will wash their sins away.


It was Je­sus died to save them,
’Twas for this to earth He came;
He will make them pure and hap­py,
When they learn to love His name.


’Tis the Bi­ble that will lead them
From the dark­ness in­to light,
And we all are glad to help them
Break away from hea­then night.


Cheerfully we give our pen­nies,
And we like to give and plan,
For we are young mis­sion­ar­ies,
Doing all the good we can.