Go Spread the Tidings

To you and to me comes the Lord's command

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Tune: [To you and to me comes the Lord's command]
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1 To you and to me comes the Lord’s command:
“Go carry the gospel to every land;
Not only to nations across the sea,
But stranger or friend that is nearest thee.”

Go spread the tidings, the doors swing wide;
The cry, “Come and help us,” sounds on every side;
The nearest city, the farthest land,
Shall yet find joy thro’ the Lord’s command.

2 To those who are wand’ring in sin’s dark night,
The tidings will come like the morning light;
All doubt and despair will be swept away
When Christ o’er the world holds unbroken sway. [Refrain]

3 The tumult and terror of war shall cease,
The bond-man of toil find a swift release;
No hand shall destroy, and no pow’r oppress,
When life’s highest aim is to save and bless. [Refrain]

4 Then wake to the duty that calls today,
To watch or to wrestle, to go or stay;
When each one can say, “Her am I, send me,”
God’s kingdom shall rule over land and sea. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Century #9

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

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First Line: To you and to me comes the Lord's command
Title: Go Spread the Tidings
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go spread the tidings, the doors swing wide
Copyright: Public Domain


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Songs of the Century #9

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