507. Spread, Oh, Spread, Thou Mighty Word

1 Spread, oh, spread, thou mighty Word,
Spread the kingdom of the Lord,
Wheresoe'er His breath has giv'n
Life to beings meant for heav'n.

2 Tell them how the Father's will
Made the world and keeps it still,
How His only Son He gave,
Man from sin and death to save.

3 Tell of our Redeemer's love,
Who forever doth remove
By His holy sacrifice
All the guilt that on us lies.

4 Tell them of the Spirit giv'n
Now to guide us up to heav'n,
Strong and holy, just and true,
Working both to will and do.

5 Up! The rip'ning fields ye see,
Mighty shall the harvest be;
But the reapers still are few,
Great the work they have to do.

6 Lord of Harvest, let there be
Joy and strength to work for Thee
Till the nations far and near
See Thy light, and learn Thy fear.


Text Information
First Line: Spread, oh, spread, thou mighty Word
Title: Spread, Oh, Spread, Thou Mighty Word
German Title: Walte, walte nah und fern
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1858, alt.)
Author: Jonathan F. Bahnmaier (1827, ab.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church: Missions
Tune Information
Key: E♭ Major

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