Scripture Verse

We are…Christ’s ambassadors. 2 Corinthians 5:20


Words: Mrs. Vokes, in A Se­lect­ion of Mis­sion­ary and De­vo­tion­al Hymns, ed­it­ed by J. Grif­fin, 1797.

Music: Mis­sion­ary Her­ald, in A Com­pi­la­tion of Ge­nu­ine Church Mu­sic, se­cond edi­tion, by Jo­seph Funk, 1835 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Vokes or Funk (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Ye mes­sen­gers of Christ,
His so­ve­reign voice ob­ey;
Arise and fol­low where He leads,
And peace at­tend your way.

The Mas­ter whom ye serve,
Will need­ful strength be­stow;
Depending on His pro­mised aid,
With sacr­ed cour­age go.

Mountains shall sink to plains,
And hell in vain op­pose;
The cause is God’s and must pre­vail,
In spite of all His foes.

Go, spread a Sav­ior’s name,
And tell His match­less grace,
To the most guil­ty and de­praved
Of Ad­am’s nu­mer­ous race.