Scripture Verse

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound. Isaiah 61:1


Words: Jen­nie Wil­son, in Song Land Mes­sen­ger No. 2, by An­th­ony J. Sho­wal­ter et al. (Dal­las, Tex­as & Dal­ton, Geor­gia: Sho­wal­ter-Lin­coln & A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1898), num­ber 245.

Music: Sap­po­ro W. M. Stuck­ey (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Stuck­ey’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Jennie Wilson


Be a messenger for Jesus,
Speaking words that cheer and bless,
In the name of Him who pities
Hunger, weakness, and distress.


Be a messenger for Jesus,
Utter words of hope divine;
Be a messenger for Jesus,
And rich blessing shall be thine.

To the toil worn and the weary,
Weighted with a load of care,
Say the loving Master bids them
In His holy rest to share.


To the weak and sorely tempted,
Striving to resist the wrong,
Speak the helpful words of Jesus,
That thro’ faith they may be strong.


To the sad and heavy hearted,
Round whom dreary shadows be,
Oft repeat the Savior’s promise
Of a joyous life on high.