Scripture Verse

Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15


Lelia N. Morris (1862–1929)


Words & Mu­sic: Le­lia N. Mor­ris, in The Her­ald, by Ro­bert H. Cole­man (Dal­las, Tex­as: Ro­bert H. Cole­man, 1915) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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There’s on­ly one way that this lost world may know
That Je­sus for sin­ners hath died;
To spread the glad tid­ings He’s bid­den us go,
And no oth­er way doth pro­vide.


He’s count­ing on us, the sto­ry to tell
His scheme of red­emp­tion for man;
He’s count­ing on you, He’s count­ing on me,
The Mas­ter hath no oth­er plan.

If Christ’s first dis­ci­ples had si­lent­ly gone,
And been to their great trust un­true,
God’s plan of sal­va­tion we could not have known,
His mer­cy for me and for you.


Tell oth­ers what Je­sus hath done for your soul,
Of sins through His blood washed away;
And bid them on Him every bur­den to roll,
And taste His sal­va­tion to­day.


Dear Mas­ter, we hast­en the sto­ry to tell,
And pass on the life giv­ing Word;
And they must tell oth­ers, and they, oth­ers still,
Till all the glad mes­sage have heard.