1 Spread, O spread, almighty word,
spread the kingdom of the Lord,
where the breath of God has given
life to people meant for heaven.
2 Tell them how the Father's will
made the world, and keeps it still;
how his only Son he gave
all from sin and death to save.
3 Tell of our Redeemer's love,
who, for ever to remove
all the guilt that on us lies,
gave himself as sacrifice.
4 Tell them of the Spirit given
now to guide us on to heaven,
strong and holy, just and true,
working both to will and do.
5 Up! the ripening fields you see,
mighty will the harvest be;
but the reapers still are few,
great the work they have to do.
6 Lord of harvest, kind and true,
give us strength to work for you,
till the nations everywhere
see your light, and know your care.
Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #450
|First Line:||Spread, O spread, thou mighty word|
|Title:||Spread, oh spread, thou mighty Word|
|German Title:||Walte, walte nah und fern|
|Author:||J. F. Bahnmaier (1823)|