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Heralds of Jesus

Ye heralds of Jesus go forth with the light

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Ye heralds of Jesus, go forth with the light]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Ye heralds of Jesus, go forth with the light,
And scatter its glad beams abroad;
’Twill gladden the nations like songs in the night,
And win precious souls for your Lord.

Go forth with the light, go forth with the light!
Go, scatter the beams o’er the dark ocean wave,
And point them to Jesus, the mighty to save.

2. ’Tis thine, O belovèd, redeemed by the blood,
Salvation’s good news to impart
Today to thy brother, who sinks ’neath his load,
With gladness to fill the sad heart. [Refrain]

3. Commissioned of Jesus, the lost ones to win,
Go, reach out a glad helping hand;
In mighty battalions they’re sinking in sin,
Those you might bring safely to land. [Refrain]

4. In city or village, wherever they be,
Go thou with the life-giving Word;
Stay not, till all people, from sea unto sea,
The old Gospel story have heard. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7759

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ye heralds of Jesus go forth with the light
Title: Heralds of Jesus
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Go forth with the light
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #7759
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The Cyber Hymnal #7759

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