God Speed His Word

In lands where sin's darkness doth lower

Author: D. E. Lorenz
Tune: [In lands where sin's darkness doth lower] (Lorenz)
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In lands where sin’s darkness doth lower,
Appears the fair vision of light;
God’s word, like a lamp of great power,
Illumines the shadowy night.

God speed His own glorious word,
Oh, everywhere may it be heard;
Go, peal forth the wonderful tidings,
Which God hath declared in His word.

2 To heathen beset by their foemen,
Whom human strength can not remove,
God’s word, of deliverance an omen,
A sword of Damascus shall prove. [Refrain]

3 To souls that are lifeless and dying,
Just inside of death’s fatal door,
God’s word, all its terrors defying,
Doth life everlasting restore. [Refrain]

4 Then publish the news of salvation,
By love and great mercy declared,
Until with the world’s farthest nation,
God’s word of redemption is shared. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12731

Author: D. E. Lorenz

Lorenz, Daniel Edward. (Canal Fulton, Ohio, 1862--February 27, 1941, New York City). Younger brother of Edmund Simon Lorenz. He was a Presbyterian minister in New York City. He took many tours abroad and wrote several travel books. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In lands where sin's darkness doth lower
Title: God Speed His Word
Author: D. E. Lorenz
Language: English
Refrain First Line: God speed His own glorious word
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12731
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #12731

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us