1 Go proclaim the wondrous story,
Tell how Jesus loved and died,
Till the world, redeemed, shall glory
In a Savior crucified;
Blessèd day! ’tis now beginning;
Orient beams adorn the sky;
Glorious triumphs daily winning,
"Victory!" the heralds cry.
2 Dally not in vain debating;
Men of Israel, to the strife!
Hear the cry of millions waiting,
Asking for the Bread of Life;
Pray and labor, bring your treasure,
Give yourself, if Jesus need;
Let it be supremest pleasure
Hungry souls for Christ to feed.
3 Up, ye men of God! nor dally;
Consecrate yourselves today;
Round the cross of Jesus rally,
He will lead you to the fray;
To the battle, brave and steady!
"Onward!" be the watchword, "On!"
Crowns and palms for all are ready,
When the final day is won.
Dyer, Sidney, who served in the U. S. Army from 1831 to c. 1840, is a native of White Creek, Washington County, New York, where he was born in 1814. On leaving the army he was ordained a Baptist Minister in 1842, and acted first as a Missionary to the Choctaws, then as Pastor in Indianapolis, Indiana (1852), and as Secretary to the Baptist Publication Society, Phila. (1859). He has published sundry works, and in the Southwestern Psalmist, 1851, 16 of his hymns are found.
The following are later and undated:—
1. Go, preach the blest salvation. Missions. In the Baptist Praise Book, 1871, and The Baptist Hymn & Tune Book, 1871.
2. Great Framer [Maker] of unnumbered worlds. National Humiliation. In the Boston Unitarian Hymn [an… Go to person page >
Display Title: Go Proclaim The Wondrous StoryFirst Line: Go proclaim the wondrous storyTune Title: KITCHENERAuthor: Sidney DyerSource: Royal Diadem by Robert Lowry and W. Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main, 1873)