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Ye Shall Be My Witnesses

Ye shall be my witnesses, was Jesus' last command

Author: James M. Kirk
Tune: [Ye shall be My witnesses, was Jesus' last command]
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1. Ye shall be My witnesses, was Jesus’ last command,
To every kindred tongue and tribe, in every clime and land;
Go, tell them of our Christ and say His kingdom is at hand,

Who will go and witness for Jesus?
Tell it out, tell it out, the blessèd Gospel sound,
Tell it out, tell it out, the news the world around,
Till the name of Jesus has been heard wherever man is found,
Who will go and witness for Jesus?

2. Jesus has commissioned you and me to go or send,
A messenger in His dear name, His glorious cross defend;
And He has promised to be with us, even to the end, [Refrain]

3. God has said be of good courage, neither be afraid,
Though mountains seem to hedge the way, He says be undismayed;
For Jesus is our captain and will always be our aid, [Refrain]

4. Hear the suff’ring millions crying for the living bread,
When Christ was here His words were, Let the multitudes be fed.
Then haste wherever man is found, for all His blood was shed, [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7811

Author: James M. Kirk

James McPherson Kirk, 1854-1945 Born: June 18, 1854, Flushing, Ohio. Died: June 10, 1945, Flushing, Ohio. Buried: Flushing, Ohio. Raised a Methodist, Kirk became associated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance (CAMA) in 1887. He organized the CAMA’s Gospel Mission in Flushing, Ohio, in 1907, and as part of the Ohio Quartet, sang at CAMA conventions and gatherings.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ye shall be my witnesses, was Jesus' last command
Title: Ye Shall Be My Witnesses
Author: James M. Kirk
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Tell it out
Publication Date: 1894
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



The Cyber Hymnal #7811
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The Cyber Hymnal #7811

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