Go Banish the Night

Go, ye children of light

Author: Charles Walker Ray
Tune: [Go, ye children of light]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Go, ye children of light,
Go and banish the night,
Go as heralds of Christ and the day;
Go, salvation proclaim,
In the Saviour’s dear name,
Go and drive all the darkness away.

Over mountain and sea,
Where the lost ones may be,
Let the news of redemption be told;
Till o’er valley and plain,
Our Redeemer shall reign,
And the wand’ring are bro’t to the fold.

2 Go, whate’er may betide,
O’er the desert so wide,
Bid the weak and despairing arise;
That each heart may enthrone
The Redeemer alone,
And to Him lift their sin-darkened eyes. [Refrain]

3 Where the sunlight may gleam
Over lake-let or stream,
O’er the wild, rough and lonely highway;
Go from shore unto shore,
Go in faith evermore,
Bear the light of the glad gospel day. [Refrain]

Source: Worship and Service #57

Author: Charles Walker Ray

Rv Charles Walker Ray DD USA 1832-1917. Born at Otselic, NY, he became a Baptist minister. He was educated at Hamlton College, Clinton, NY. He earned his doctorate from Monongahela College, Jefferson, PA. That school closed in 1894. He pastored at North Stonington, CT, for a number of years. He also served at Plymouth, NY. He married Julia Tracy Sheffield, and they had a son, Arthur. He wrote a number of books and song books: “Grace Vernon Bussell, the heroine of western Australia” (1878); “Spicy breezes” (1883); “The day school crown” (1892); “The revival helper: a collection of songs for Christian work and worship” (1893); “Bright blossoms of song” (1895); “Zion’s delight” (1901); “The song of songs… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Go, ye children of light
Title: Go Banish the Night
Author: Charles Walker Ray
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Over mountain and sea
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
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Songs of Evangelism #133

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The Best Standard Songs #35

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The Christian Church Hymnal #347

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The Revival No. 3 #197

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Worship and Service #57

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Zion's Delight #58

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