Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15
Words: Eden R. Latta, in White Robes, by Alonzo Abbey & Merritt J. Munger (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson, 1879), number 54.
Music: Alonzo J. Abbey (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Abbey (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), or a better one of Latta, would you ?
See the heathen o’er the sea,
To their idols bending low;
Thither with its power divine,
Let the blessèd Gospel go!
Speed it on, speed it on;
Let salvation’s morning dawn!
Speed the blessèd Gospel on,
Till the darkness is all gone.
They have never, never heard
Of that better home above;
Let them hear the story told,
Of the Savior’s dying love!
As we hear it, o’er and o’er,
How our hearts with gladness swell!
Speed it to the farthest shore
Where the wretched heathen dwell!
Give a little, every one;
Freely give where much is thine;
’Mid the gloom of sorrow’s night,
Let the blessèd Gospel shine!