1 Forth, go forth in the Master’s name, to do his holy will;
Forth, go forth in the strength of grace, and all his words fulfil;
Tell the tidings from heav’n above, tell the message of peace and love;
Hark! ‘tis Jesus who bids you “Go”,—be ready to obey.
Go in the Master’s name, Go, and his love proclaim;
Herald the gospel news to ev’ry soul today;
Into the broad world go, Jesus would have it so,
He the commandments gave,—be ready to obey.
2 “Go ye forth into all the world,” we hear the Master say,
“Preach the gospel to ev’ry soul,” O bear the news away!
Tell them Jesus for sinners died, and to save them was crucified;
And perhaps you may win a soul to love the Lord, and pray. [Refrain]
3 Who will “go” and obey the call, and bear the good news on?
Who will “go” and will follow on where Jesus’ feet have gone,
Help to usher the glad day in when the world shall be saved from sin,
And the kingdoms of earth shall be for our Redeemer won? [Refrain]
Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873.
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Display Title: Go!First Line: Forth, go forth in the Master's name, to do his holy willTune Title: [Forth, go forth in the Master's name, to do his holy will]Author: Elisha A. HoffmanDate: 1910Subject: Missions |