Send forth the gospel! Let it run
Southward and northward, east and west:
Tell all the earth Christ died and lives,
He offers pardon, life, and rest.
Send forth Your gospel, mighty Lord!
Out of the chaos bring to birth
Your own creation's promised hope;
The better days of heaven on earth.
Send forth Your gospel, gracious Lord!
Yours was the blood for sinners shed;
Your voice still pleads in human hearts;
To You may all Your sheep be led.
Send forth Your gospel, holy Lord!
Kindle in us love's sacred flame;
Love giving all and grudging naught
For Jesus' sake, in Jesus' name.
Send forth Your gospel! Tell in out!
Go, brothers, at the Master's call;
Prepare His way, who comes to reign
The King of kings and Lord of all.