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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 17 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative 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 hand.”

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



Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

Chorus Choir Voices, Gospel Anthems and Spirituals for Mixed Groups #d3

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Devotion and Praise #77

Divine Praise #d18

Glad Praise #d30

Glorious Freedom #22

Glorious Gospel Hymns #511

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Great Tabernacle Hymns #98

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Jewel Songs #18

Praise and Worship #417

Praise and Worship #417

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Revival Melodies #78

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Songs of Mounting Up No. 2 #137

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Songs of Praise #32

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Songs of the Sanctuary #118

Soul Winning Songs #d4

Standardbearer Hymns #d19

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