God's Message to Man

Words of love from above Jesus has brought to the world

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Words of love from above]
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Words of love from above
Jesus has bro't to the world;
Men from sin it shall win,
Evil aside shall be hurled;
Souls in need ever plead
Down in the lowlands of night;
Let them hear words of cheer,
Tell then the message of light.

Tell it and sing it from day unto day, (Tell it day by day,)
While you are passing along; (As you press along;)
Sing it to sinners who fall by the way, (Sing it along the way,)
Spread it in story and song; (Spread it in happy song;)
It is the message of Jesus to men, ('Tis God's message sweet,)
Bro't from His kingdom above; (Bro't from His home above;)
Tell it and sing it again and again, (Tell it with joy again,)
Wonderful message of love.

2 Cheer and peace shall increase
Where the glad message is told;
It shall lead souls in need
Into the Shepherd's own fold;
Give it out, sing and shout,
Spread it with voices of joy;
Let it ring for the King,
Nothing its pow'r shall destroy. [Chorus]

3 It imparts joy to hearts
Weary and burdened and worn,
Souls in need it will lead
Out of the night into morn;
Labor still with a will,
True to the Master remain;
Then at last, trials past,
Heaven's bright crown you shall gain. [Chorus]

Source: Church Hymnal #108

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Words of love from above Jesus has brought to the world
Title: God's Message to Man
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Tell it and sing it from day unto day
Publication Date: 1922
Copyright: H. M. Eagle, Burke's Garden, Va., owner, 1922; Tennessee Music and Printing Co., owner



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Church Hymnal #108

Favorite Songs #d197

Harbor Bells #d135

Marching to Zion #24

Select Songs #d169

Spiritual Evangel #d205

Sunday School and Revival Songs No.2 #d266

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The Gospel Way #24

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The Song-Land Way #24

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