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.
|First Line:||Spread the reign of God the Lord|
|Title:||Spread the Reign of God the Lord|
|Author:||Jonathan Friedrich Bahnmaier, 1774-1841|
|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|
|Name:||GOTT SEI DANK|
|Source:||Geist-reiches Gesang-Buch, halle, 1704, ed. Johann A. Freylinghausen, alt.; The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)|