Send Now, O Lord, to Every Place

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1 Send forth, O Lord, to ev'ry place
Swift messengers before your face,
The heralds of your wondrous grace,
Where you yourself will come.

2 Send men whose eyes have seen the King,
Men in whose ears his sweet words ring;
Send them your lost ones home to bring;
Send them where you will come --

3 To bring good news to souls in sin,
The bruised and broken hearts to win,
In ev'ry place to bring them in
Where you yourself will come.

4 Since you have died, your vict'ry claim;
Assert, O Christ, your glory's name;
And far to lands of pagan shame
Send men where you will come.

5 Arm each one with the Spirit's sword,
The sword of your own deathless Word,
And make them conqu'rors, conqu'ring Lord,
Where you yourself will come.

Source: Christian Worship (1993): a Lutheran hymnal #572

Author: Mary C. Bishop Gates

Gates, Mary Cornelia, née Bishop, daughter of William S. Bishop, of Rochester, N.Y., was married in 1873 to Merrill E. Gates, Secty. to the U. S. Indian Commissioners. Her hymns:— 1. Send Thou, 0 Lord, to every place [Missions], dated 1886; 2. Thy love to me, 0 Christ [Union with Christ, dated 1886, are included in Sursum Corda, 1898. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Send Thou, O Lord, to every place
Title: Send Now, O Lord, to Every Place
Author: Mary C. Bishop Gates (1890)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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