Classic missions hymns: Titles, lyrics, recordings, printed music sources

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Classic missions songs in the public domain (unless otherwise noted) -- links to free music downloads.

Promoting Christian missions through music: Looking for a Faith Promise or missions conference theme? Use one of these song titles. Some or all of the verses of these songs lend themselves to missionary emphases

Links to printable lyrics and music as well as recordings have been included.

A Missionary Cry - Albert B. Simpson and James Burke
"A hundred thousand souls a day are passing one by one away in Christless guilt and gloom. . . . They're passing to their doom."
1891 [ printed music and words from 1962 Christian and Missionary Alliance hymnal ]
A World-Wide Revival - Lelia Morris ( often listed as "Mrs. C. H. Morris" )
"For a world-wide revival, blessed Master, we pray. . . for this world, dearly purchased by the blood of God's Son, back from Satan's dominion and from sin must be won."
1910 [ lyrics and audio file ] [ printed music ]
All The World for Jesus - Grace Davis and J.H. Fillmore
"All the world for Jesus! Let each one pray and give until remotest nations shall look to Him and live."
1894 [ printed music ] [ Midi audio file and lyrics ]
All Over the World - Eliza Hewitt and William Kirkpatrick
"Think of the millions who never have heard one precious promise from God's holy Word. . . . Let the bright banner of love be unfurled all over the world."
1896 [ lyrics and midi audio file ]
Anywhere with Jesus - Jessie B. Pounds, Helen C. Alexander (stanzas 3-4) and Daniel B. Towner
"Anywhere with Jesus, over land and sea, telling souls in darkness of salvation free; ready as He summons me to go or stay, anywhere with Jesus when He points the way."
1887 [ lyrics and midi audio file ] [ "Songs of Faith and Praise" hymnal ] [ "Great Hymns of the Faith" hymnal ]
Arm of the Lord, Awake - William Shrubsole and Lowell Mason
"Almighty God, thy grace proclaim, in ev'ry land, of ev'ry name."
1796 [ printed music and lyrics from 1910 Free Methodist Hymnal ] [ audio file ]
Bring Them In - Alexcenah Thomas and William Ogden (Matthew 18:12)
"Hark! 'Tis the Master speaks to thee, 'Go find my lambs, where'er they be.'"
1885 [ printed music ] [ "Sing to the Lord" hymnal ] [ "Great Hymns of the Faith" hymnal ] [ Recorded on CD "Inspirational Favorites: Burl Ives ] [ Midi audio file and lyrics ]
Bringing in the Sheaves - Knowles Shaw and George Minor
"Sowing in the morning . . . Waiting for the harvest and the time of reaping, we shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves."
1874 [ YouTube ] [ printed music ] [ "Great Hymns of the Faith" hymnal ] [ Recorded on CD "Roy Clark Sings and Plays Gospel Greats, Vol. 2" ] [ Midi audio file and lyrics ]
Christ for the World We Sing - Samuel Wolcott (Mark 16:15)
"Christ for the world we sing! The world to Christ we bring with loving zeal . . . with fervent prayer . . . with joyful song."
1869 - [ Hear the Call songbook ] [ Voices in Worship hymnal ] [ Midi audio and lyrics ]
Come, Labor On! - Jane Borthwick and J. Buchanan MacMillan
"Who dares stand idle on the harvest plain while all around him waves the golden grain?"
1962 (Music), Christian Publications [ printed music and words from 1962 Christian and Missionary Alliance hymnal ] [ lyrics and audio file ]
Disciple the Nations - Dan Whittemore
"Come, let us do all we can. Come, let us all join our hands and disciple the nations until Jesus returns."
1976, Lillenas Publishing [ printed music ]
Eternal God, Whose Power Upholds (Everyland) - Henry Tweedy and Lily Rendle
"Eternal God, . . . to whom there is . . . no alien race, no foreign shore, no child unsought, unknown. O send us forth, Thy prophets true."
1928 (winner of winner of Hymn Society of America's annual missionary hymn competition) - [ printed music ] [ Midi audio and lyrics ]
Facing a task unfinished - Frank Houghton
"Facing a task unfinished that drives us to our knees . . . The solemn pledge we owe Thee to go and make Thee known."
1930, Overseas Missionary Fellowship [ lyrics ] [ recorded on CD "Cherished Hymns" ] [ printed in Songs of Fellowship Collection, Vol. 1 ]
Fill up the ranks - Albert B. Simpson and George Stebbins
"They are falling by the mighty Congo, They are dying in the dark Soudan; They are lying neath the sun of India, They are buried by the shores of Japan . . . Who will enlist in the hosts of the Lord?"
[ printed music from 1962 Christian and Missionary Alliance hymnal ]
Fling out the banner - George Doane and John Calkin (same tune used with "I heard the bells on Christmas day")
"Fling out the banner! heathen lands shall see from far the glorious sight"
1848, [ lyrics and audio file ] [ printed music ]
Follow Me - Ira Stamphill
"Oh, Jesus, if I die upon a foreign field someday, 'Twould be no more than love demands, no less could I repay"
1953 [ Sheet music to download ] [ audio recording ]
For My Sake and the Gospel's - Edward H. Bickersteth and Arthur S. Sullivan
"The trump of jubilee proclaims to every nation, from pole to pole, by land and sea, glad tidings of salvation."
1899 [ printed music and words from 1962 Christian and Missionary Alliance hymnal ] [ lyrics and audio file ]
For the Whole Wide World - Lelia Morris ( often listed as "Mrs. C. H. Morris" )
"Of one blood God hath made all the nations of the earth. . . . We must carry the Gospel to earth's remotest bound. Men are dying for the precious word."
1912 [ lyrics and audio file ] [ printed music ]
From Greenland's Icy Mountains - Reginald Heber and Lowell Mason
"Salvation! O Salvation! The joyful sound proclaim, 'til earth's remotest nation has learned Messiah's name."
1819 [ printed music ] [ "Great Hymns of the Faith" hymnal ] [ Hymn story, audio file and lyrics ]
From the rising of the sun - anonymous
"From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, the name of the Lord shall be praised" (the allusion in Psalm 113, from which this is taken, is geographical rather than time of day)
[ words and audio ] [ midi audio ]
Go! - Paul Rader
"'Uttermost part' is His order; Dare any answer no? What will you do when you meet Him, if you refuse to go?"
1918 [ lyrics and audio file ] [ printed music ] [ "Hymns of Glorious Praise" hymnal ]
Go and Tell Them - A.B. Simpson and Ada Gibbs
Send the gospel of salvation to a world of dying men. Tell it out to every nation till the Lord shall come again."
[ Voices in Worship hymnal ]
Go Forth And Tell! - James Sheldon (Acts 1:8)
"O Church of God, awake! God's saving news to all the nations take. . . . Go till all nations His great name adore."
1964, Jubilate Hymns Limited / Hope Publishing [ Sing to the Lord hymnal, set to George Warren's "National Hymn" tune ]
Go, Labor On: Spend and Be Spent - Horatius Bonar
"The world's dark night is hastening on. . . . Go forth into the world's highway. Compel the wanderer to come in."
1843, [ printed sheet music ] [ lyrics and audio file ]
Go Tell the Untold Millions - John W. Peterson
"Out in the darkness of sin they are waiting . . . Go tell the untold millions over the whole world wide."
1962, Singspiration [ "Great Hymns of the Faith" hymnal ] [ "Hymns of Glorious Praise" hymnal" ]
Go Ye Into All the World - James McGranahan
"All power is given unto Me. Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel."
1886 - [ lyrics and audio file ] [ printed music ] [ found as "Far, Far, Far Away in Sin and Darkness Dwelling" in Hymns for the Family of God hymnal ]
Go, Ye Messengers of God - Joshua Marsden and William J. Kirkpatrick
"Bear the tidings round the ball; visit every soil and sea. Preach the cross of Christ to all."
1812 [ printed music ] [ author's bio ] [ Midi audio file and lyrics ]
God calls Us - Linda Rebuck and Tom Fettke
"Because so many need to know, it's up to you and me to go . . . God calls us."
1985, Pilot Point Music and Lillenas Publishing [ printed music ]
Gospel Tidings -
"How beauteous are their feet who stand on Zion's hill, who bring salvation on their tongues. . . Through all the earth abroad; let every nation now behold their Savior and their God."
[ lyrics and printed music ]
Hail To The Brightness of Zion's Glad Morning (also known as "The Latter Day") - Thomas Hastings and Lowell Mason (Isaiah 9:2)
"Joy to the lands that in darkness have lain! . . . See, from all lands, from the isles of the ocean, praise to the Savior ascending on high."
1831 [ lyrics and midi audio file ] [ printed music ] [ "Great Hymns of the Faith" hymnal ]
Hark! The Voice of Jesus Calling - Daniel March and Louis von Esch ( also known as "Hear the Voice of Jesus Calling")
"Who will go and work today? Fields are white, the harvest waiting. Who will bear the sheaves away?"
1868 [ printed music ] [ Midi audio file and lyrics ] [ updated words by Bryan Jeffery Leech found as "Hear the Voice of Jesus Calling" in Hymns for the Family of God hymnal ]
Harvest Bells - William Penn and J.M. Hunt
"The harvest field is white, and many souls are sinking into eternal night. The harvest bells are ringing."
1882 [ lyrics and audio file ]
Harvest Time - Paul Rader and Lance Latham
"The harvest fields are bending with precious ripened grain; More reapers now are needed."
1921 [ lyrics and audio file ]
Harvest Time - Wanda Smith
The grain is falling; the Savior's calling. Oh, do not wait! It's growing late. Behold, the fields are white; it's harvest time."
1949, Aim High Music Group / BMG Music Publishing [ lyrics and audio ] [ printed in "Sing His Praise" hymnal and "Sing Unto the Lord" hymnal ]
He Was Not Willing - Lucy Meyer
"Perishing, perishing! Harvest is passing, reapers are few and the night drawing near."
[ printed music from 1962 Christian and Missionary Alliance hymnal ]
Heralds of Christ - Laura Copenhaver and George Warren
"Through desert ways, dark fen, and deep morass, through jungles, sluggish seas and mountain pass . . . Prepare across the earth the King's highway."
1915 [ lyrics, hymn story and audio file ] [ printed music ]
Here Am I, Send Me - Charles Gabriel and J. Gilchrist Lawson
"The field is white, the laborers few. Here am I, send me! Over mountain, plain or sea,. . . I'll go to the ends of the earth for Thee."
1910 [ Midi audio file and lyrics ] [ printed music ]
How Beauteous Are Their Feet - Isaac Watts and Louis Bourgeois (Romans 10:15)
"How beauteous are their feet . . . who bring salvation on their tongues. . . Let every nation now behold their Savior and their God!"
1707 [ lyrics and midi recording ] [ printed music ]
How Shall They Hear the Word of God? - Michael Perry and Koch
"How shall the gospel be preached that sinners may repent? . . . So, send us Lord, for we rejoice to speak of Christ with life and voice."
1982 (lyrics), Hope Publishing [ printed piano music ] [ audio file ] [ United Methodist Hymnal (1989 edition) ]
I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go - Mary Brown and Carrie Rounsefell
"There's surely somewhere a lowly place in earth's harvest fields so wide where I may labor through life's short day for Jesus the Crucified."
1899 [ YouTube ] [ printed music ] [ Hear the Call songbook ] [ "Great Hymns of the Faith" hymnal ] [ "Hymns of Glorious Praise" hymnal" ] [ Recorded on CD "Make a Joyful Noise" ] [ Midi audio file and lyrics ]
If Jesus Goes With Me - C. Austin Miles
"It may be I must carry the blessed word of life across the burning deserts to those in sinful strife . . . If Jesus goes with me, I'll go anywhere."
1908 [ Midi audio file and lyrics ] [ "Songs of Faith and Praise" hymnal ] [ "Hymns of Glorious Praise" hymnal" ]
Imagine the Harvest - Todd Webb
"Imagine the harvest; reach out to our world. Retelling the story . . . Redeeming the lost ones at home and abroad."
1997, Nazarene World Mission Society (Quadrennial theme song) [ Sheet music: lyrics and music ]
In Christ There Is No East Or West - William Dunkerley (John Oxenham) and Alexander Reinagle
"In Christ there is no East or West, In Him no South or North; But one great fellowship of love throughout the whole wide earth."
1908 [ hymn story ] [ Hear the Call songbook ] [ "Great Hymns of the Faith" hymnal ] [ Midi audio file and lyrics ]
Increase My Vision - Dick Anthony
"Increase my vision, my vision of the lost; help me to understand the value, not the cost."
1971, Lillenas Publishing [ printed music ]
Jesus Saves! - Priscilla J. Owens and William J. Kirkpatrick (Psalm 96:2)
"Bear the news to every land. Climb the steeps and cross the waves. 'Onward!' 'tis our Lord's command."
1868 - [ "Sing to the Lord" hymnal ] [ Voices in Worship hymnal ] [ Recorded on CD "Hymns for the Home" ] [ Midi audio file and lyrics ] [ MP3 audio clip ]
Jesus Shall Reign - Isaac Watts and John Hatton
"Jesus shall reign where'er the sun does his successive journeys run . . . People and realms of every tongue dwell on His love."
1719 [ Hymn story, lyrics and midi audio file ] [ printed music ] [ hymn story ]
Jesus, Use Me - Jack and Billy Campbell
"If it be Thy will, Lord, to send me o'er the sea, I'll follow Thee tho' death should come my way."
1963, Gospel Publishing House [ Hymns of Glorious Praise hymnal" ] [ recorded on CD "Under His Wings" by Bridget Blucher ]
Labor On - Christopher R. Blackall and W. Howard Doane
"In the harvest field there is work to do, For the grain is ripe, and the reapers few"
[ words and audio file ]
Lead On, O King Eternal - Ernest Shurtleff and Henry Smart
"Lead on, O King eternal, to lands of deepest night; We follow where Thou leadest as heralds of the light" ( words from third verse found only in Voices in Worship: Hymns of the Christian Life hymnal )
[ Voices in Worship hymnal ] [ Lyrics and midi audio file ]
Let Us Go - Albert B. Simpson and Ludwig van Beethoven (arrangement by Eldon McBride)
"Let us go and preach the gospel as a witness to the world. And for every tongue and people let Christ's banner be unfurled."
1998 (music) Eldon McBride [ Voices in Worship hymnal ]
Let your heart be broken - Bryan Jeffery Leech and Fred Bock
"Let your heart be broken for a world in need . . . Blest to be a blesing . . . Serve Him far and near."
1976, Fred Bock Music Company [ Hymns for the Family of God hymnal ]
Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Gates of Brass - James Montgomery
"Where hallowed footsteps never trod, take your appointed post. . . .Go to the conquest of all lands -- All must be His at length"
[ printed music from 1962 Christian and Missionary Alliance hymnal ] [ lyrics and midi audio file ]
Lord of the Living Harvest - John S. B. Monsell and Lowell Mason
"Lord of the living harvest that whitens o'er the plain . . . Accept these hands to labor, these hearts to trust and love."
1866 [ printed music ]
Lord of the Harvest - Bill O'Brien and Dick Anthony
"Lord of the harvest, the lavorers are so few; Lord of the harvest, there's so much yet to do."
1977, Lillenas Publishing Company [ printed music ]
Lord, Thy Church On Earth Is Seeking - Hugh Sherlock and Thoro Harris
We would heed thy Great Commission, Go ye into every place'"
1959, Nazarene Publishing House [ lyrics ] [ MP3 audio ] [ words and music printed in The Baptist Hymnal (1991 edition) ]
Macedonia - Anne Ortlund and Henry Cutler (Acts 16:9)
"The vision of a dying world is vast before our eyes"
1966, Anne Ortlund [ "Sing to the Lord" hymnal, set to Henry Cutler's "All Saints" tune ] [ Hymns for the Family of God hymnal ]
Missionaries - Claude and Carolyn Rhea
"Missionaries tell of Jesus round the world . . I can help them."
1975, Lillenas Publishing [ printed music ]
My Trust - A.B. Simpson and Gene Rivard
"Let me be faithful to my trust, telling the world the story. Press on my heart the woe. Give me the will to go."
2002 (music), Gene Rivard [ Voices in Worship hymnal ]
O Zion, Haste - Mary Ann Thomson and James Walch (Isaiah 40:9) (also titled "O Christians, Haste")
"Proclaim to every people, tongue and nation that God, in whom they live and move, is love. Tell how He stooped to save His lost creation and died on earth that man might live above."
1868 - [ printed music ] [ hymn story ] [ "Sing to the Lord" hymnal ] [ Midi audio file ]
Our Mission - Margot Zilch
"We go at His commission, We move at His command . . . to men of every land."
1968, Gospel Publishing House [ "Hymns of Glorious Praise" hymnal" ]
Reach Your Arms Around The World - Haldor Lillenas and Vida Munden Nixon
"Spread abroad the story of salvation, the world wide world around; to each kindred, every tribe and nation, wherever sin is found."
1928, Renewed 1955, Lillenas Publishing Company [ printed music or in out-of-print "Praise and Worship" hymnal ] [ "Hymns of Glorious Praise" hymnal" ]
Ready - Charles Tillman
"Ready to stay at home and send others if He sees best. Ready to go, ready to stay."
1903 [ printed music ] [ "Hymns of Glorious Praise" hymnal" ] [ Midi audio file and lyrics ]
Redeem the Time - Albert B. Simpson and Margaret M. Simpson
"Redeem the time, let us send the gospel to the farthest bounds of the human race; Over all the world let us spread the tidings while lasts our day of grace."
1962, Christian Publications [ printed music from 1962 Christian and Missionary Alliance hymnal ]
Rescue the Perishing - Fanny Crosby and William Doane (Jude 23)
"Rescue the perishing. Duty demands it. Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide."
1869 [ printed music ] [ "Hymns of Glorious Praise" hymnal" ] [ "Sing to the Lord" hymnal ] [ Lyrics and midi audio file ]
Rise, Thou Light of Gentile Nations - Hermann Fick and Johann Thommen
"Sound we forth the Gospel tidings to the earth's remotest bound that the sinner has been pardoned and forgiveness can be found. . . May our zeal to help the heathen be increased from day to day."
1885 [ lyrics and audio file ] [ printed in The Lutheran Hymnal (1941) ]
Roll On, Thou Mighty Ocean - James Edmeston and Robert Jackson
"Bear messengers of mercy to ev'ry land . . . that man may sit in darkness and death's black shade no more"
1822 [ printed music ] [ lyrics and audio file ]
Saving and Serving - Albert B. Simpson and Margaret M. Simpson
Going where darkness and sorrow are found; Seeking the lost to earth's uttermost bounds."
[ printed music from 1962 Christian and Missionary Alliance hymnal ]
Savior, Sprinkle Many Nations - Arthur C. Coxe and John Zundel (Isaiah 1:15 KJV)
"Savior, lo, the isles are waiting. . . . Of the preacher, speed the foot and touch the tongue 'til on earth by every creature 'Glory to the Lamb' be sung."
1851 [ printed music ] [ lyrics and midi files ]
Send the Light - Charles Gabriel
"There's a call comes ringing o'er the restless wave, 'Send the light!' . . . We have heard the Macedonian call today, 'Send the light!'"
1890, [ "Sing to the Lord" hymnal ] [ "Great Hymns of the Faith" hymnal ] [ Recorded on CD "Country Mountain Hymns, Vol. 2" ] [ Midi audio file and lyrics ]
So Send I You - Otis Skillings
"So send I you. Unto the uttermost part of the earth, proclaiming the message til all men have heard"
1985 and 1987, Lillenas Publishing [ printed music ]
So Send I You -- by Grace Made Strong - Margaret Clarkson with music by two different composers: John W. Peterson and Kurt Kaiser (John 20:21)
"As the Father has sent Me, so send I you . . . to take to souls in bondage the Word of truth that sets the captive free."
1964, Singspiration Music / Benson Music Group [ "Sing to the Lord" hymnal (music by Peterson) ] [ both versions in "The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration" ] [ midi audio file ]
Souls in Death and Darkness Lying - Cecil F. Alexander and Thomas Hastings
"Souls in death and darkness lying where no light has broken through . . . Thousand voices call us o'er the waters blue."
1830 [ lyrics and audio file ]
Speak, My Lord - George Bennard
"Hear the Lord of the harvest sweetly calling, Who will go and work for me today? Who will bring to me the lost and dying?"
1911 [ lyrics and audio file ] [ printed music ] [ "Hymns of Glorious Praise" hymnal" ]
Speed Away - Fanny Crosby and Isaac Woodbury
"Speed away, speed away, on your mission of light, To the lands that are lying in darkness and night."
1890, [ lyrics and audio file ] [ printed music with lyrics by Thomas Nelson (1899) ]
Speed the Light - Elisha Hoffman
"To the millions living o'er the deep, deep sea, speed the light . . . There in anguish millions for the gospel wait. Speed the light. . . . Souls are waiting and the fields are white."
1899 [ printed music and words from 1962 Christian and Missionary Alliance hymnal ] [ lyrics and audio file ]
Take My Life and Let It Be - Frances Havergal
"Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord to thee. . . . Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for thee."
1874 [ Hymn story, lyrics and midi file options for several tunes ] [ printed music ] [ "The Celebration" hymnal ] [ Recorded on CD "Hymns in the Vineyard" ]
Tell the Blessed Story - Haldor Lillenas (I Corinthians 1:23)
"'Go ye into all the world' and everywhere tell the blessed story of the cross. . . . Stand no longer idle while the moments fly."
1920 - [ printed music ] [ "Sing to the Lord" hymnal ] [ Midi audio file and lyrics ]
That the World May Know - Sue Caudill
"I want the world to know that Jesus loves them so."
1985, Nazarene Publishing House [ printed music ]
The Battle Is the Lord's - E. Margaret Clarkson and Meyer Lyon
"The harvest fields are white: How few the reaping hands appear, their strength how slight! Yet victory is sure."
[ printed music and words from 1962 Christian and Missionary Alliance hymnal ]
The Breaking of the Bread - Beatrice Bixler
"Today they die in heathen lands. They die in want and dread, for they have been omitted in the breaking of the Bread. Lord, I would give them the Bread of Life."
1944, Singspiration [ Voices in Worship hymnal ]
The Call for Reapers - J.O. Thompson and J.B.O. Clemm (also called "Far and Near")
"Far and near the fields are teeming with waves of ripened grain. . . Lord of the harvest, send for reapers!"
[ printed music ] [ "Great Hymns of the Faith" hymnal ] [ "Hymns of Glorious Praise" hymnal" ] [ midi audio file ]
The Kingdom Is Coming - Mary B. C. Slade and Rigdon M. McIntosh (tune also credited to Emilius Laroche)
"The voice of salvation awakes every nation. 'Come over and help us,' they cry."
1876 [ printed music ] [ lyrics and midi audio file ]
The Light of the World Is Jesus - Philip Bliss
"The whole world was lost in the darkness of sin. The Light of the world is Jesus!"
1875 [ printed music ] [ guitar chords / lyrics ] [ audio file with lyrics ]
The Macedonian Cry - Mrs. Cecil Alexander and Thomas Hastings
"Souls in heathen darkness lying where no light has broken through; souls that Jesus bought by dying. . . . Thousand voices call us."
[ printed music ]
The Morning Light is Breaking - Samuel Smith and George Webb (same tune as "Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus")
"Blest river of salvation, pursue thine onward way. Flow thou to every nation, nor in thy richness stay."
1851 [ hymn story, lyrics and midi audio file ] [ printed music ] [ recorded by Jimmy Murphy on CD "Electricity" ]
The Ninety and Nine - Elizabeth Clephane and Ira Sankey
1868 [ printed music ] [ Hymn story, midi audio file and lyrics ]
The Regions Beyond - A. B. Simpson and Margaret Simpson
"To the regions beyond I must go . . . where the story has never been told . . . Till all the world, His salvation shall know."
1904 [ printed music ] [ lyrics and midi audio file ] [ "Hymns of Glorious Praise" hymnal" ]
The Vision - H.C. McKinney and Oren Munger
I have seen the heathen in their darkness, I have heard their cry of grim despair; All my heart is burning with the passion to bring to them the light of Jesus."
1950, Gospel Publishing House [ "Hymns of Glorious Praise" hymnal" ]
The Whole Wide World for Jesus - J. Demster Hammond and William J. Kirkpatrick
"The whole wide world! Proclaim the Gospel tidings thro' the whole wide world! . . . Till ev'ry tongue confess Him."
1885, [ printed music ] [ lyrics and audio file ]
The Work Must Go On - Laurene Highfield and Samuel Beazley
"A glad message rings through the world today . . . The good work must go on and on, til the world for our Lord is won."
1911, renewed 1939, Nazarene Publishing House [ printed music ]
This Pair of Hands - Floyd Hawkins
"To bring Thy healing touch to darkest lands, I give to Thee, my God, this pair of hands."
1963, 1991, Lillenas [ "Hear the Call" songbook ]
Thou Whose Almighty Word - John Marriott and Felice de Giardini
"Move on the waters' face, bearing the lamp of grace, and in earth's darkest place, Let there be light. . . . Through the world, far and wide, Let there be light."
1813 [ printed music and words from 1962 Christian and Missionary Alliance hymnal ] [ lyrics and audio file ]
Throw Out the Lifeline - Edwin Ufford and George Stebbins
"Throw out the lifeline to danger-fraught men sinking in anguish where you've never been . . . Haste then, my brother, no time for delay."
1888 [ printed music ] [ hymn story, lyrics and audio file ]
Thy Kingdom Come - Albert B. Simpson
"This is the song I sing: Thy kingdom come, Thy kingdom come. . . Through all the earth abroad where humankind has trod, send forth thy word, O God."
[ Voices in Worship hymnal ]
Till the Whole World Knows - Alfred and Bentley Ackley
"I'll tell to all that God is love; for the world has never known the great compassion of His heart . . . I will shout and sing of Christ my King, till the whole world knows"
1951, Rodeheaver [ "Hymns of Glorious Praise" hymnal" ]
Twelve Is Not Enough - Ted Wuerffel
"'Go into the world,' He's calling you . . . God into the world and preach the Gospel!"
1982 and 1986, Lillenas Publishing [ printed music ]
Unto the Uttermost - Beth Tuley
In Jerusalem and in Samaria, unto the uttermost! To the millions lost, we must bear the cross."
1964, Gospel Publishing House [ "Hymns of Glorious Praise" hymnal" ]
We'll Girdle the Globe - V.A. Dake and Ida M. Dake
"We'll girdle the globe with salvation, with holiness unto the Lord! And light shall illumine each nation, the light from the lamp of His word!"
1891, [ printed music ] [ Midi audio file and lyrics ]
We've a Story to Tell to the Nations - H. Ernest Nicol (Matthew 24:14)
"We've a story to tell to the nations that shall turn their hearts to the right. . . . We've a song to be sung to the nations that shall lift their hearts to the Lord, a song that shall conquer evil and shatter the spear and sword."
1896 - [ "Sing to the Lord" hymnal ] [ "Great Hymns of the Faith" hymnal ] [ "Hymns of Glorious Praise" hymnal" ] [ Recorded on split trax CD "America's 25 Favorite Hymns, Vol. 4" ] [ Midi audio file ]
Where He Leads Me - Edward Blandy and John Norris (Matthew 4:19)
"I can hear my Savior calling, 'Take thy cross and follow, follow me.'"
1890 [ Lyrics, score and midi file ] [ Recorded on CD "Where He Leads Me" by The Harmonizing Four ] [ Mahalia Jackson on YouTube ]
Wherever He Leads, I'll Go - B.B. McKinney
1964, Broadman Press [ hymn story ] [ "The Celebration Hymnal: Songs and Humns for Worship" ] [ midi audio file ]
Win the Lost at Any Cost - Leon Ellis
"Souls are dying, men are crying, won't you lead them to the cross? Go and find them, help to win them."
1959, Tennessee Music and Printing Company / SpiritSound Music [ printed in "Gospel Hymnal: Volume 3" ] [ Recorded by the Johnson sisters on CD "He Is There" ] [ audio file ]
Ye Christian Heralds! - Bourne Draper and Heinrich Zeuner
"Go proclaim salvation through Immanuel's name. To distant climes the tidings bear and plant the Rose of Sharon there."
1803 [ printed music ] [ lyrics and midi files ]
Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim - Charles Wesley and Johann Haydn/William Croft (Psalm 123:1; Revelation 7:9-12)
"Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim, and publish abroad His wonderful Name."
1744 [ lyrics and midi audio file ] [ published in Voices in Worship hymnal ]
Your Mission - Ellen Gates and Sidney Grannis
"If you cannot on the ocean sail among the swiftest fleet . . . You can lend a hand to help them as they launch their boats away."
1860 [ lyrics and audio file of words set to tune by John Zundel ] [ printed music ]

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