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 >

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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
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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns; made from Different Authors and Collections for the English Lutheran Church in New York #d78
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 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
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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #466Page Scan
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
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #364Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #498Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #466Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #266Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #523Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families and schools... (2nd ed.) #43(H98)Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families, and boarding-schools... #43(H98)Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d152
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #273Page Scan
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d147
A Select Verse System for the Use of Individuals, Families, and Schools #82Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d66
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d68
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d112
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #199Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CXCIXTextPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #199Page Scan
A. M. E. C. Hymnal #415
Baptist Chorals: a tune and hymn book designed to promote general congregational singing; containing one hundred and sixty four tunes adapted to about four hundred choice hymns #74Page Scan
Baptist Harmony #d81
Baptist Songs with Music #d55
Bells of Heaven #d107
Better Than Pearls: sacred songs expressly adapted for gospel meetings #68Page Scan
Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d53
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #61bPage Scan
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #618Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #618Page Scan
Chapel Hymns #d164
Christ in Song #d152
Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #773TextPage Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #302Page Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WH.I.128Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d268
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #89Page Scan
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #63Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d141
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #408Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d304
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #221Page Scan
Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d46
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #725Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #517Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #517Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #517Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H487Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #487Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d208
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #234Page Scan
Devotional Hymns for Church, Revival, Sunday School #d50
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #403Page Scan
Eine kleine Lieder-Sammlung, zum allgemeinen Gebrauch des wahrern Gottes-dienstes, fuer die Gemeinde Gottes #d49
Every Sabbath: a new collection of music adapted to the wants and capacities of Sunday-schools, the home circle and devotional gatherings #137cPage Scan
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
Gospel Pearls #58Page Scan
Hallowed Songs #d102
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #215Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d148
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #215Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #208Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #208Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #275Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #275Page Scan
Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #290Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #820Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #820Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #843Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d119
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #I.CXXVIIIPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #39Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #39Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d95
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #7Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #397Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d150
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d143
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #204Page Scan
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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