Scripture Verse

He shall reign for ever and ever. Revelation 11:15


Words: Pris­cil­la J. Ow­ens, in the Mis­sion­ary Ser­vic­es and Hym­nal (Bal­ti­more, Ma­ry­land: Ge­ne­ral Li­te­ra­ture Com­mit­tee of the Wo­man’s Home and For­eign Mis­sion­ary So­cie­ty of the Lu­ther­an Church, 1895), num­ber 46.

Music: Lan­dås An­dré E. M. Gré­try (1741–1813). Ar­ranged by Wil­liam J. Kirk­pat­rick (1838–1921) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ow­ens (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


Go, tell the na­tions Christ is king,
His hands the world up­hold;
He guides each pla­net’s shin­ing ring,
And spreads the cloud’s dark fold;
Go, cast the false gods in the dust,
The id­ols tram­ple down,
And place in Him your on­ly trust,
For Je­sus wears the crown.

Go, tell the na­tions of the blood
On Cal­v’ry free­ly spilt,
The heal­ing streams, the pre­cious flood,
To wash away their guilt.
Tell them to trust no hu­man rites,
That earth­ly gold is dross;
And yet to par­don God delights,
Since Je­sus bore the cross.

Go, tell the na­tions of the hope,
The joy by Je­sus giv’n,
And bid the dark­ened eyes look up,
Beyond the stars, to Heav’n.
Oh, let your hearts with love o’er­flow,
Cross o’er the heav­ing tide,
Till all the lands of earth shall know
The Crowned, once Cru­ci­fied.