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Send the gospel light

Send the light, O send it quickly

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Send the light, oh, send it quickly]
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Send the Light, O send it quickly,
Far across the heaving main;
Speed the news of full Salvation
Thro' the great Redeemer's name.

Send the light, O send it quickly,
To the isles, beyond the sea;
Let them hear the wondrous story--
Love is boundless, grace is free.

2 Send the Light, where souls are dying
In their darkness, gloom and night;
Haste, O haste! the days are fleeting,
And the hours--how swift their flight! [Chorus]

3 Send the Light, the world is waiting;
Hands are stretch'd across the main;
Oh, that piercing cry of anguish!
Must it plead with us in vain? [Chorus]

4 Send the Light, the Lord commands it;
To His Holy Word attend;
"Go ye forth and preach my gospel;
Lo, I'm with you to the end." [Chorus]

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #43

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, w… Go to person page >

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First Line: Send the light, O send it quickly
Title: Send the gospel light
Author: Fanny J. Crosby



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