1 Go forth to the work, ‘tis the Savior’s command;
And, trusting His everlasting name,
Go our over mountain and valley and plain,
His grace and His mighty love proclaim;
Where souls in the dreary night of darkness are dwelling,
In distant islands of the sea,
Go ye with loving heart, and joyfully tell them,
Jesus alone can make them free.
Onward, onward, Jesus leads the way!
Faithful unto Him we’ll be ev’ry day;
Joyfully we will go,
Thro’ all the world below,
Till ev’ry soul shall Christ the Savior know.
2 Go forth to the work, ever valiant and true,
For God and His kingdom take your stand;
Go publish the tidings, “Salvation is free,”
Till peace reigneth over sea and land;
Till hearts bowed in bitterness can smile thro’ their weeping,
Cease from their grief and gladly sing;
Till ev’ry knee shall bow before Him adoring,
And ev’ry heart shall own Him King. [Refrain]
3 Rejoice, and be glad, for the day draweth nigh,
When kingdoms of earth shall own His sway;
When truth, like a mantle, shall cover the earth,
And sorrow and sighing flee away.
O shout “hallelujah” to Jehovah Almighty!
Let ev’ry heart a tribute bring;
Shout “hallelujah,” to the Savior forever!
Let all the earth with gladness ring. [Refrain]
Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married.
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