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God's kingdom is at hand

Commissioned by the Lord are we

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Commissioned by the Lord are we]
Published in 14 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Commissioned by the Lord are we,
The glorious news to tell,
Of God’s salvation full and free,
Which saves from sin and hell;
Upon His business here intent,
We haste at His command,
Proclaiming ev’rywhere “repent,
God’s kingdom is at hat.”

We’ll tell it out,
“God’s kingdom is at hand;”
With trumpet shout,
“God’s kingdom is at hand,”
Ambassadors for Him we go,
All up and down the land,
Still crying ev’rywhere “repent,
God’s kingdom is at hand.”

2 Why will you longer jeopardize
Your never dying soul,
When Jesus paid your ransom price,
And waits to make you whole?
It is the Lord from heav’n who speaks,
In thunder tones today,
And bids you now salvation seek
And turn from sin away. [Refrain]

3 With just a few more fleeting days,
And life’s work will be done,
Eternity draws on apace,
Your race is almost run;
The final consummation nears,
When time shall be no more,
We soon the warning cry shall near,
The Judge is at the door. [Refrain]

Source: Revival Melodies #78

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Commissioned by the Lord are we
Title: God's kingdom is at hand
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: We'll tell it out, God's kingdom is at hand
Copyright: Public Domain



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Chorus Choir Voices, Gospel Anthems and Spirituals for Mixed Groups #d3
Divine Praise #d18
Glad Praise #d30
Glorious Freedom : Gospel Songs and Hymns for Congregational Singing #22
Glorious Gospel Hymns #511
Jewel Songs: suitable for all kinds of religious services #18Page Scan
Praise and Worship (The Nazarene Hymnal) #417
Praise and Worship: hymnal #417
Revival Melodies #78TextAudioPage Scan
Songs of Mounting Up No. 2 #137Page Scan
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Soul Winning Songs #d4
Standardbearer Hymns #d19
Women's Foreign Missionary Society, Church of the Nazarene, Quadrennial Convention, June 13-15, 1940 #d6