1 Go, tell the nations Christ is king,
His hands the world uphold;
He guides each planet’s shining ring,
And spreads the cloud’s dark fold;
Go, cast the false gods in the dust,
The idols trample down,
And place in Him your only trust,
For Jesus wears the crown.
2 Go, tell the nations of the blood
On Calv’ry freely spilt,
The healing streams, the precious flood,
To wash away their guilt.
Tell them to trust no human rites,
That earthly gold is dross;
And yet to pardon God delights,
Since Jesus bore the cross.
3 Go, tell the nations of the hope,
The joy by Jesus giv’n,
And bid the darkened eyes look up,
Beyond the stars, to Heav’n.
Oh, let your hearts with love o’erflow,
Cross o’er the heaving tide,
Till all the lands of earth shall know
The Crowned, once Crucified.
Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >
Display Title: Go, Tell The Nations Christ Is KingFirst Line: Go, tell the nations Christ is kingTune Title: LANDÅSAuthor: Priscilla J. OwensMeter: CMDSource: Missionary Services and Hymnal (Baltimore: Pearre E. Crown & Company, 1895)