Men of God, go take your stations

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1 Men of God, go take your stations;
Darkness reigns throughout the earth:
Go proclaim among the nations
Joyful news of heavenly birth;
Bear the tidings
Of the Saviour's matchless worth.

2 Go to men in darkness sleeping,
Tell that Christ is strong to save;
Go to men in bondage weeping;
Publish freedom to the slave:
Tell the dying,
Christ has triumphed o'er the grave.

3 What though earth and hell united
Should oppose the Saviour's reign;
Plead his cause to souls benighted;
Fear ye not the face of men:
Vain their tumult,
Earth and hell will rage in vain.

4 When exposed to fears and dangers,
Jesus will his own defend;
Borne afar 'midst foes and strangers,
Jesus will appear your friend,
And his presence
Shall be with you to the end.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #808

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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Men of God, go take your stations. T. Kelly. [Mission.] Appeared in his Hymns, &c, 1809, No. 156, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, and headed "Cry aloud, spare not. Isaiah lviii. 1" (ed. 1853, No. 561). It also appeared in the August number of the Evangelical Magazine the same year, as a "Missionary Hymn," and signed " T. K." Its modern use is somewhat extensive, especially in America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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KELVEDEN


OLIPHANT


REGENT SQUARE (Smart)

Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #774Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #146Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, Adapted to the Faith and Views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #d60
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, Adapted to the Faith and Views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #d81
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #976Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #399Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, at their Session, June 1846, and authorized to be used in the churches under their care #220Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d118
Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d156
Carmina Sacra: or, Boston Collection of Church Music: comprising the most popular psalm and hymn tunes in eternal use together with a great variety of new tunes, chants, sentences, motetts... #219Page Scan
Chapel Hymns #d343
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #549Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d658
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #701Page Scan
Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d100
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #634Page Scan
Church Poetry: being Portions of the Psalms in Verse and Hymns suited to the Festivals and Fasts, and Various Occasions of the Church #167bPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #531Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #531Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #531Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H535Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #535Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #457Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #1075
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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1083Page Scan
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Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d295
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #363Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #539Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d474
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #539TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #539Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #539Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #539Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #539Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #535Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d626
Methodist Social Hymn Book #318Page Scan
Missionary Hymns #d43
New Standard Singer #d143
New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d146
New Union Hymns #351Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #468Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d465
Parish Psalmody #d477
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #991Page Scan
Precious Gems No. l #35Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d507
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d517
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H600Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #590Page Scan
Sabbath School Gems #d79
Sabbath School Gems of Music and Poetry: designed expressly for the Sabbath School #119bPage Scan
Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints. 25th ed. #d176
Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (20th ed.) #81Page Scan
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Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d297
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #416Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns #531Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d385
Select Hymns #d277
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Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #531Page Scan
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Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d255
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Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d342
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d265
Temple Melodies: a collection of about two hundred popular tunes, adapted to nearly five hundred favorite hymns, selected with special reference to public, social, and private worship #372Page Scan
The Aid to Praise #63Page Scan
The Baptist Harmony #d232
The Baptist Harmony #d233
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #991Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #590Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #1222Page Scan
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The Book of Worship #390TextPage Scan
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The Chorister, and School Harmonist, 1st ed. #d66
The Christian Lyre #126Page Scan
The Christian Lyre: adapted for use in families, prayer meetings, and revivals of religion #126Page Scan
The Christian Lyre: Vol I (8th ed. rev.) #126Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist #d428
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #523Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d602
The Church Hymn Book #d321
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #1302Page Scan
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The Cyber Hymnal #4298TextScoreAudio
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d440
The Evangelical Hymnal #442Page Scan
The Gospel Praise Book #d271
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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #303Page Scan
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