616. Go forth and tell! O church of God, awake

Author: James Seddon 1915-83

Go forth and tell! O church of God, awake!
God’s saving news to all the nations take:
proclaim Christ Jesus, Saviour, Lord and King,
that all the world his worthy praise may sing.

2. Go forth and tell! God’s love embraces all;
he will in grace respond to all who call;
how shall they call if they have never heard
the gracious invitation of his word?

3. Go forth and tell! where still the darkness lies;
in wealth or want, the sinner surely dies:
give us, O Lord, concern of heart and mind,
a love like yours which cares for all mankind.

4. Go forth and tell! the doors are open wide;
share God’s good gifts, let no one be denied;
live out your life as Christ your Lord shall choose,
your ransomed powers for his sole glory use.

5. Go forth and tell! O church of God, arise!
Go in the strength which Christ your Lord supplies;
go till all nations his great name adore
and serve him, Lord and King for evermore!

Scriptures: Acts 1:8, Revelation 15:4, Philippians 1:27, Colossians 1:13, 1 John 4:19, 1 Corinthians 6:20, 2 Peter 1:11, Acts 2:36, Ephesians 5:14, Psalms 86:9, Psalms 117:1, Luke 24:47, Mark 16:15, Isaiah 22:22, Psalms 66:4, Isaiah 60:1-3, Acts 14:27, Ephesians 6:10-12, Judges 6:14, Psalms 82:5, Isaiah 66:23, Ezekiel 18:4, Ezekiel 18:20, Matthew 28:19-20, John 12:35, John 17:18, John 20:21, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:14-15, 1 Corinthians 16:9, 2 Corinthians 2:12, Ephesians 1:19, Colossians 4:3, 3 John 7, Revelation 3:7-8

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