624. How shall they hear the word of God

Author: Michael Perry 1942-96

How shall they hear the word of God
unless his truth is told;
how shall the sinful be set free,
the sorrowful consoled?
To all who speak the truth today
impart your Spirit, Lord, we pray.

2. How shall they call to God for help
unless they have believed;
how shall the poor be given hope,
the prisoners reprieved?
To those who help the blind to see
give light and love and clarity.

3. How shall the gospel be proclaimed
that sinners may repent;
how shall the world find peace at last
if heralds are not sent?
So send us, Lord, for we rejoice
to speak of Christ with life and voice.

Scriptures: Luke 4:18, Acts 2:38, Zephaniah 3:9, Acts 22:16, Luke 24:47, Mark 16:15, Luke 10:2, Luke 5:1, Amos 7:10-15, Jonah 3:1-3, Psalms 146:7-8, Matthew 24:14, Mark 13:10, John 17:18, John 20:21, Acts 16:10, Isaiah 6:8, Matthew 9:38, John 8:34-36, Romans 10:14

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