Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

Speak, work and live for Christ

Go forth to speak for Christ today

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Go forth to speak for Christ today]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Go forth to speak for Christ today;
His mercies tell, His praises swell;
His messages of love convey,
And in His keeping dwell.

Live today for Christ your Saviour,
Happy will the moments be,
Happy in His loving favor,
Happy in His grace so free;
Speak to Him in words of gladness,
Ev’rywhere your colors show;
Work for him, in paths of sadness,
Seeds of consolation sow.

2 Go forth to work for Christ today;
The gospel field rich fruit will yield;
Plant seeds of blessing by the way,
New joys will be revealed. [Refrain]

3 Go forth to live for Christ today,
And be of cheer, for He is near;
His banner lift, His cross display,
With loyalty sincere. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #145

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Go forth to speak for Christ today
Title: Speak, work and live for Christ
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Live today for Christ your Savior
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us