830. Spread the Reign of God the Lord

1 Spread the reign of God the Lord,
Spoken, written, mighty Word;
Ev'rywhere His creatures call
To His heav'nly banquet hall.

2 Tell how God the Father's will
Made the world, upholds it still,
How His own dear Son He gave
Us from sin and death to save.

3 Tell of our Redeemer's grace,
Who, to save our human race
And to pay rebellion's price,
Gave Himself as sacrifice.

4 Tell of God the Spirit giv'n
Now to guide us on to heav'n,
Strong and holy, just and true,
Working both to will and do.

5 Enter, mighty Word, the field;
Ripe the promise of its yield.
But the reapers, oh, how few
For the work there is to do!

6 Lord of harvest, great and kind,
Rouse to action heart and mind;
Let the gath'ring nations all
See Your light and heed Your call.

Text Information
First Line: Spread the reign of God the Lord
Title: Spread the Reign of God the Lord
Author: Jonathan Friedrich Bahnmaier, 1774-1841
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 77 77
Scripture: Psalm 96:1-5; Matthew 22:9-10; Luke 10:2; Luke 24:47-48; Romans 8:32; Romans 10:15
Topic: Mission and Witness
Source: Tr. composite
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 77 77
Key: C Major
Source: Geist-reiches Gesang-Buch, halle, 1704, ed. Johann A. Freylinghausen, alt.; The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)

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