Send out the truth, send out the light

Send out the truth, send out the light

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Send out the truth, send out the light]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Send out the truth, send out the light;
Bless our King, gladly sing,
Honor, pow’r and might;
Over the seas, let the tidings ring,
Tell all the world of Christ our King.

Refrain:
Send the gospel, precious gospel,
Till the world with praises ring;
With Christ are given, Blessings from heaven,
Spread His fame, exalt His name,
Send out His truth and light, crown our King!

2 Send out the truth, send out the light;
Far and near, spread good cheer,
Chase away the night;
Reaping the grain, gospel sowers sing,
Tell all the world of Christ our King. [Refrain]

3 Send out the truth, send out the light;
Show the Star, Morning Star,
Gleaming fair and bright;
Wake, church if God, souls to Jesus bring,
Tell all the world of Christ our King. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #116

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Send out the truth, send out the light
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Send the gospel, precious gospel
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