1 "How shall they hear,: who have not heard
News of a Lord who loved and came;
Nor known His reconciling word,
Nor learned to trust a Saviour's name?
2 "To all the world," to every place,
Neighbours and friends and far-off lands,
Preach the good news of saving grace;
Go while the great commission stands.
3 "Whom shall I send?" Who hears the call,
Constant in prayer, through toil and pain,
Telling of One who died for all,
To bring a lost world home again?
4 "Lord, here am I:" Your fire impart
To this poor cold self-centered soul;
Touch but my lips, my hands, my heart,
And make a world for Christ my goal.
5 Spirit of love, within us move:
Spirit of truth, in pow;r come down!
So shall they hear and find and prove
Christ is their life, their joy, their crown.
|First Line:||"How shall they hear," who have not heard|
|Title:||"How Shall Thy Hear," Who Have Not Heard|
|Alterer:||Timothy Dudley-Smith, b. 1926|
|Scripture:||Romans 10:14-15; Matthew 28:18-20; Isaiah 6:5-8; Acts 4:29-31|
|Topic:||Mission and Witness|
|Copyright:||© 1984 Hope Publishing Co.|
|Composer:||Georg Joseph, 17th cent.|
|Source:||Cantica Spiritualia, 1847 (Setting)|