Scripture Verse

This Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Matthew 24:14


Words: Da­ni­el E. Lo­renz, in Mis­sion­a­ry Songs, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (New York: Lore­nz & Com­pa­ny, 1880).

Music: Am­a­do­ra Da­ni­el E. Lo­renz (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Lo­renz (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


In lands where sin’s darkness doth lower,
Appears the fair vision of light;
God’s word, like a lamp of great power,
Illumines the shadowy night.


God speed His own glorious word,
Oh, everywhere may it be heard;
Go, peal forth the wonderful tidings,
Which God hath declared in His word.

To heathen beset by their foemen,
Whom human strength can not remove,
God’s word, of deliverance an omen,
A sword of Damascus shall prove.


To souls that are lifeless and dying,
Just inside of death’s fatal door,
God’s word, all its terrors defying,
Doth life everlasting restore.


Then publish the news of salvation,
By love and great mercy declared,
Until with the world’s farthest nation,
God’s word of redemption is shared.