The Commission

Go, preach my gospel, saith the Lord; "Bid the whole earth My grace receive

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 248 hymnals

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1 “Go preach my gospel,” saith the Lord,
“Bid the whole earth my grace receive,
Explain to them my sacred word,
Bid them believe, obey, and live.”

2 “I’ll make my great commission known,
And ye shall prove my gospel true
By all the works that I have done,
And all the wonders ye shall do.”

3 “Go heal the sick, go raise the dead,
Go cast out devils in my name.
Nor let my prophets be afraid,
Though man reproach, and will blaspheme.”

4 “While thus ye follow my commands,
I’m with you till the world shall end.
All pow’r in trusted in my hands;
I can destroy, and can defend.”

5 He spake and light shone round His head,
On a bright cloud to heav’n He rode.
They to the farthest nation spread
The grace of their ascended God.

Source: Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #161

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Go, preach my gospel, saith the Lord; "Bid the whole earth My grace receive
Title: The Commission
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

TRURO

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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MISSIONARY CHANT (Zeuner)


MENDON (17151)


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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d222

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d82

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #156

A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d168

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d138

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d239

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d240

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d240

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #252

A Collection of Hymns for the Sanctuary. Rev.ed. with a Supplement #d29

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d115

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d174

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d107

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d156

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #498

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d147

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A Select Verse System for the Use of Individuals, Families, and Schools #82

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d66

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d112

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CXCIX

A. M. E. C. Hymnal #415

Baptist Harmony #d81

Baptist Songs with Music #d55

Bells of Heaven #d107

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Better Than Pearls: sacred songs expressly adapted for gospel meetings #68

Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d53

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #618

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Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #618

Chapel Hymns #d164

Christ in Song #d152

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Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #773

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d268

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d141

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Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #408

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d304

Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d46

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #725

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Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #517

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H487

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #487

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d208

Devotional Hymns for Church, Revival, Sunday School #d50

Eine kleine Lieder-Sammlung, zum allgemeinen Gebrauch des wahrern Gottes-dienstes, fuer die Gemeinde Gottes #d49

Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d74

General Baptist Hymn Book #d157

Gloria in Excelsis #d188

Gospel Melodies: a New Collection of Gospel Hymns and Songs #d44

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Gospel Pearls #58

Hallowed Songs #d102

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #215

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d148

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #215

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #208

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #208

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #275

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #275

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Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #290

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #820

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #820

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #843

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d119

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #39

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #39

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d95

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Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #397

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d150

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d143

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #204

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d320

Hymns of Calvary, a Choice Collection of Old and New Century Hymns and Songs #d61

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