Ye Christian heralds, go, proclaimAuthor: Bourne H. Draper (1805)
Tune: MISSIONARY CHANT (Zeuner)
Published in 431 hymnals
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1 Ye Christian heralds, go proclaim
salvation through Emmanuel's name!
to distant climes the tidings bear,
and plant the Rose of Sharon there.
2 God shield you with a wall of fire,
with flaming seal your breasts inspire,
bid raging winds their fury cease,
and hush the tempests into peace.
3 And when our labors all are o'er,
then we shall meet to part no more;
meet with the blood-bought throng to fall
and crown our Jesus Lord of all.
Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #440
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|Author:||Bourne H. Draper (1805)|
Ye Christian heroes [heralds], go, proclaim. Draper, B. H. [Farewell to Missionaries.] This is one of two hymns compiled from a poem which first appeared in a newspaper as "Ruler of worlds, display Thy power;" then in Hymns Original & Select., &c, Portland, Maine, 1805, divided as two hymns; and again, as a complete poem, in the Baptist Magazine, vol. viii. 1816, p. 88, where it is given in 28 lines, and begins: "Sovereign of worlds, display Thy power." The hymns compiled therefrom are:—
1. Sovereign of worlds, display Thy power. This cento in 4 stanzas of 4 lines was given in Pratt's Psalms & Hymns, 1829, No. 467, as a "Prayer for the Conversion of the World," and is composed of 11. 1-12, 17-20, slightly altered.
2. Ye Christian heroes! go, proclaim. This hymn is composed of 11. 17-28 slightly altered. It is found in several collections, including the Plymouth Collection1855; the Baptist Praise Book, 1871, and others. In the Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858; the Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865; Hymns and Songs of Praise, 1874, &c, it begins “Ye Christian heralds, go, proclaim."
The modern use of these hymns is mainly confined to America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|AGO Founders Hymnal #68||Ye Christian Heralds, Go, Proclaim||Ye Christian heralds, go, proclaim||ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH||Bourne Hall Draper, 1775-1843||2009|
|Small Church Music #2773||Missionary Chant||Ye Christian heralds, go, proclaim||MISSIONARY CHANT||B. H. Draper||22.214.171.124|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7781||Ye Christian Heralds, Go Proclaim||Ye Christian heralds, go proclaim||MISSIONARY CHANT||Bourne H. Draper||LM|
|The New Harp of Columbia, Restored Edition #22a||Missionary Chant||Ye Christian heroes, go proclaim||MISSIONARY CHANT||L. M.||2001|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #440||Ye Christian Heralds, Go Proclaim||Ye Christian heralds, go proclaim||MISSIONARY CHANT||Bourne H. Draper||L.M.||Matthew 10:7||1990||Ministry | Ordinations|