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Go forth and tell the story

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1 Go forth and tell the story
Of God’s redeeming love,
The message of salvation
As given from above.

The whole world needs Jesus,
Needs Jesus, needs Jesus!
Go forth and tell the Gospel story,
Everywhere that sin is found.

2 The souls of every nation
Are precious in His sight;
Oh, give to them the Gospel
That they may see the light! [Refrain]

3 The Savior came from Heaven,
This mission to fulfill,
That sin might be forgiven
And all might know His will. [Refrain]

4 Then send the Gospel message
Wherever sin may be,
At home, and to the nations
Across the rolling sea. [Refrain}

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10092

Author: James W. Gaines

Born: January 23, 1881, Hiram, Kaufman County, Texas. Died: June 3, 1937, Oakville, Tennessee. Buried: Edmondson Cemetery, Southaven, Mississippi. In 1900, Gaines was living in Kauffman, Texas. He worked with the Trio and/or Quartet Music Companies in Waco, Texas, and married Laurel Life around 1904. Their daughter Mia was born in Texas around 1906, and their son Charles Life Gaines in Missouri around 1907. The family moved to Tennessee by World War I, when Gaines was drafted for military service. After the war, he ran a music publishing company in Memphis, Tennessee. His works include: The Gospel Messenger (Memphis, Tennessee: J. W. Gaines Music Company, 1931) Revival Tidings (Memphis, Tennessee: Gaines Music Company, 1932… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Go forth and tell the story
Author: James W. Gaines
Refrain First Line: The whole world needs Jesus