Go, ye messengers of God

Go, ye messengers of God

Author: Joshua Marsden
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1 Go, ye messengers of God;
Like the beams of morning, fly;
Take the wonder-working rod;
Wave the banner-cross on high.

2 Where the lofty minaret
Gleams along the morning skies,
Wave it till the crescent set,
And the “Star of Jacob” rise.

3 Go to many a tropic isle
In the bosom of the deep,
Where the skies forever smile,
And th’oppressed forever weep.

4 O’er the pagan’s night of care
Pour the living light of heav’n;
Chase away his dark despair,
Bid him hope to be forgiv’n.


Source: Songs of the Sanctuary #119

Author: Joshua Marsden

Marsden, Joshua, a Wesleyan Methodist Missionary in Nova Scotia, and afterwards in the Bermuda Islands, born in 1777, and died in 1837. He published Amusements of a Mission, N. Y., 1812, in which a poem on Missions appeared as "Go, ye messengers of God." In his Narrative of a Mission (2nd ed.), 1827, he claims this as his own. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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