Go ye therefore, and teach all nations.@Matthew 28:19

Mary I. McLean, in The Seed Sower, a Collection of Songs for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings, edited by A. F. Myers (Toledo, Ohio: W. W. Whitney, 1897).

A. F. Myers (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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’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.

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

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