Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. Matthew 28:19–20
Words: K. P. M., in Hymns of Consecration and Faith, by James Mountain, new & enlarged edition (London: Marshall Brothers, 1902), number 450.
Music: Banias W. Meyer Lutz (1829–1903) (🔊 pdf nwc).
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We rise to praise Thee now, dear Lord,
For all the blessings of Thy Word,
And for the light which Thou hast giv’n,
To show the path that leads to Heav’n;
But others in the dark today
Are failing still to find the way;
O grant Thy kingdom soon may come;
Bring all Thy children safely home.
Yet as we pray, condemned we stand;
To us Thou gavest the command,
Go ye into the world and preach,;
The Gospel to all nations teach
With deep contrition, Lord, we own,
As now we stand before Thy throne,
How little we have done to bring
The world to Thee, its rightful king.
Forgive us, Lord, and make us know
Just the right thing for each to do;
Come now and with Thy Spirit fill,
That we may do Thy perfect will:
Then we may pray, and Thou wilt hear,
And give the answers to the prayer,
That Thou wilt make Thy kingdom come,
And bring Thy ransomed children home.