Go forth, ye messenger of light, Led by the Holy Ghost; Arrayed in garments clean and white, And faithful at your post; Oh, tell of Jesus’ love to thee, That all who hear may know, His precious blood can set them free, And wash them white as snow.
Refrain: Go forth and break the living bread To every hungry soul; And wake poor sinners from the dead, Ere judgments on them roll.
Go forth, beloved, with “present truth,” Glad tidings to proclaim— From East to West, from North to South— That Jesus truly came To heal the sick and make them whole, Lost sinners to redeem, And give them peace within the soul— Oh, blessed, blessed theme!
Go forth, go forth, ye mighty host, With hearts made pure and true; Stand fast for God at any cost, And He will be to you A present help in time of need, A glorious conqu’ring pow’r, He’ll keep your spirit free indeed, Each day and every hour.
Go forth, go forth, unsheath the sword, And wield it for the right; Hew to the line, cut every cord That binds in sectish night; If you should opposition meet, Turn not to right nor left, Stand on the word in Him complete, “The Rock of Ages,” cleft.