1 Over there where the heathen are dying,
Over there where the sin forces dwell,
We must carry the great salvation;
We must go and the glad story tell.
Over there where the millions are dying, over there,
Over there where God's tho’ts are turning, over there;
Over there darkened hearts are yearning, over there
We will pray for the souls over there.
2 Over there where temptation is calling,
Over there where the vices abound,
We must tell of the One who conquers,
We must tell of the Christ we have found. [Refrain]
3 Over there they are calling and dying,
Over there in the darkness they roam,
They are waiting to hear of Jesus,
They are calling to us, "Won't you come?" [Refrain]
Rader was one of the most powerful evangelistic preachers of the early 20th Century. He described himself as an ex-bellboy, ex-cowboy, ex-prospector, ex-football player, and ex-pugilist.
He was pastor of Moody Church in Chicago, Illinois (1915–21), and followed founder Albert Simpson as president of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (1920–23). He also founded the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle in 1922 and pastored it for 11 years.
Rader wrote many Gospel song lyrics and a few tunes, and was instrumental in founding of the Tabernacle Publishing Company.
Rader was a pioneer of Christian broadcasting, as well: In the early 1920’s, the beginning days of radio, station WBBM in Chicago, Illinois, closed every Sunday. Rader received… Go to person page >