Scripture Verse

Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Matthew 28:19–20

Introduction

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Ray Palmer (1808–1887)

Words: Ray Pal­mer, 1865. The ori­gi­nal po­em, in six stan­zas, ap­pears in Po­et­ic­al Works of Ray Pal­mer (Lon­don: R. D. Dick­in­son, 1876), pag­es 41–42.

Music: Grä­fen­berg Jo­hann Crü­ger, Prax­is Pi­eta­tis Me­li­ca 1647 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann Crüger (1598–1662)

Lyrics

With Thine own pi­ty, Sav­ior, see
The thronged and dark­en­ing way!
We go to win the lost to Thee;
O help us, Lord, we pray!

Thou bidst us go with Thee to stand
Against hell’s mar­shaled pow’rs;
And heart to heart, and hand to hand,
To make Thine hon­or ours.

Teach Thou our lips of Thee to speak,
Of Thy great love to tell,
Till they who wan­der far shall seek
And find and serve Thee well.

O’er all the world Thy Spir­it send,
And make Thy good­ness known,
Till earth and Heav’n to­ge­ther blend
Their prais­es at Thy throne.