Scripture Verse

I am with you always. Matthew 28:20

Introduction

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Samuel F. Smith (1808–1895)

Words: Sam­uel F. Smith (1808–1895).

Music: Mis­sion­ary Chant Hein­rich C. Zeu­ner, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the words were writ­ten, or where to get a good pic­ture of Zeu­ner (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Go, her­alds of sal­va­tion, forth;
Go in your hea­ven­ly mas­ter’s name;
From east to west, from south to north,
The glo­ri­ous Gos­pel wide pro­claim.

Go forth to sow the liv­ing seed;
Seek not earth’s praise, nor dread its blame;
Nor la­bors fear, nor tri­als heed;
Go forth to con­quer in His name.

Lo, I am with you, saith the Lord,
My grace your spi­rit shall sus­tain;
Strong is My arm, and sure My Word;
My ser­vants shall not toil in vain.

Go forth in hope; my bur­den take,
Till God’s great reap­ing day shall come;
Then they who sowed in tears shall wake,
And hail the joy­ful har­vest home.