Preach the blessed gospel, preach it near and far

Preach the blessed gospel, preach it near and far

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [Preach the blessed gospel, preach it near and far]
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1 Preach the blessed gospel, preach it near and far,
Preach it in the homes where want and sorrow are;
Unto souls in darkness ’tis a guiding star,
Preach the blessed gospel ev’rywhere.

Refrain:
Preach, preach the gospel on the distant isle,
Preach of peace and pardon to the sinner vile;
Preach in loving word, in loving deed and smile,
Preach the blessed gospel ev’rywhere.

2 Preach the blessed gospel with an open hand,
If you cannot go afar to heathen land;
Ever preach the gospel, ’tis the Lord’s command,
Preach the blessed gospel ev’rywhere. [Refrain]

3 Preach it in the highway, preach it in the lane,
Preach it on the mountain, preach it on the plain;
Preach it in the hearts where sin and sorrow reign,
Preach the blessed gospel ev’rywhere. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #97

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Preach the blessed gospel, preach it near and far
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

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