Send Thou, O Lord, To Ev’ry Place   1 comment

World Map 1493

Above:  World Map, 1493

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Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America

Text (1888) by Mary Cornelia Bishop Gates (1842-1905)

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1.  Send Thou, O Lord, to ev’ry place

Swift messengers before Thy face,

The heralds of Thy wondrous grace,

Where Thou Thyself wilt come.

2.  Send men whose eyes have seen the King,

Men in whose ears His sweet words ring;

Send such Thy lost ones home to bring;

Send them where Thou wilt come,–

3.  To bring good news to souls in sin,

The bruised and broken hearts to win;

In ev’ry place to bring them in

Where Thou Thyself wilt come.

4.  Thou who hast died,

Thy vict’ry claim;

Assert, O Christ, Thy glory’s name

And far to lands to pagan shame

Send men where Thou wilt come.

5.  Gird each one with the Spirit’s Sword,

The sword of Thine own deathless Word,

And make them conquerors, conquering Lord,

Where Thou Thyself wilt come.

6.  Raise up, O Lord, the Holy Ghost,

From this broad land a mighty host;

Their war cry, “We will seek the lost

Where Thou, O Christ, wilt come.”

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This is post #1500 of GATHERED PRAYERS.

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