There's a New Day Dawning

Go forth to serve, as Jesus went

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [Go forth to serve, as Jesus went] (Ackley)
Published in 15 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Go forth to serve, as Jesus went,
To minister to men;
A messenger from heaven sent,
To do His work again.

Refrain:
There’s a new day dawning,
There’s a new day dawning,
Then arise, O children of the light,
Arise and sing!
There’s a new day dawning,
There’s a new day dawning,
When the nations of the world shall worship
Christ the King.

2 Be loyal to God’s Holy Word,
Delivered to the saints;
Hold fast the truth that you have heard
Against the world’s complaints. [Refrain]

3 Seek Christ, His will, His sacrifice,
His blessed way to live;
Let self die out, Christ shall suffice,
To Him your spirit give. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Faith and Triumph 1, 2 and 3 Combined: Tryout Edition #9

Author: A. H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from ackleygenealogy.com by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Go forth to serve, as Jesus went
Title: There's a New Day Dawning
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: There's a new day dawning
Publication Date: 1923
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1923.

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