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-and-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.