Go preach my gospel,” saith the Lord,
“Bid the whole earth my grace receive,
Explain to them my sacred word,
Bid them believe, obey, and live.”

“I’ll make my great commission known,
And you shall prove my gospel true
By all the works that I have done,
And all the wonders you shall do.”

“Go heal the sick, go raise the dead,
Go cast out devils in my name.
Nor let my prophets be afraid,
Though some reproach, and will blaspheme.”

“While you will follow my commands,
I’m with you always world without end.
All pow’r trusted in my hands;
I can destroy, and can defend.”


A sending school into all the land,

We love thee Wayland forever stand,

Apostles to the farthest land,

Empowered by the Great I AM.

Text: Isaac Watts

Altered/Additional Text: John Harris, D.Min.

Music/Vocals: Sara C. Blanford, DSM


Source: Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs, Book 1, 1707, number 128. The Apos­tles’ Com­mis­sion.

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