Go Forth for God

Full Text

To view this media, please accept the license agreement:

Hope Publishing: one copy

In order to use resources from the Hope Publishing Company, you must reside in the United States or Canada. Hope Publishing Company owns or administers the contents in these territories.
You may download one copy of this selection for your own personal use. To make any further copies or to perform the work you must get permission from Hope Publishing Company or belong to and report the copying activity to CCLI, LicenSing or OneLicense.net. By selecting "I Agree" you are verifying that you reside in the U.S. or Canada and will only legally use this selection.



Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #517

Author: J. R. Peacey

(no biographical information available about J. R. Peacey.) Go to person page >

Notes

"Go Forth for God" is a wonderful parting hymn of encouragement. It exhorts believers to "go forth for God" to the world in peace (st. 1), "in love" (st. 2), "in strength" (stanza 3), and "in joy" (st. 4), using phrases from Romans 12:9-21 and 1 Thessalonians 5:13b¬22-biblical texts containing Paul's instructions about how Christians should act in the world.

John R. Peacey (b. Hove, Brighton, Sussex, England, 1896; d. Brighton, Sussex, 1971) wrote the original text to this hymn in 1968. The 1987 Psalter Hymnal version of the text, however, is a result of revisions made by Peacey in 1970 and by the editors of the English Hymnal supplement, English Praise (1975). Educated in theology at Selwyn College, Cambridge, Peacey was ordained in the Church of England in 1923. In addition to serving several churches in England, he was also headmaster and principal of the Bishop Cotton School in Simla, India (1927-1945), and principal of Bishop's College in Calcutta, India (1935-1945). Peacey concluded his career at Bristol Cathedral (1945-1966). Written mainly during his retirement years, his hymn texts were published posthumously in Go Forth for God (1981).

Liturgical Use:
Dismissal; especially effective for a profession of faith or commissioning service.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Tune

OLD 124TH

GENEVAN 124 (also known as OLD 124TH) was first published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) harmonized the tune in 1985. One of the best known from the Genevan Psalter, the tune is published in most North American hymnals. By 1564 it was adopted in English and Scott…

Go to tune page >


TOULON

TOULAN was originally an adaptation of the Genevan Psalter melody for Psalm 124 (124). In one melodic variant or another and with squared-off rhythms, the tune was used in English and Scottish psalters for various psalm texts. It was published in the United States in its four-line abridged form (cal…

Go to tune page >


MAGDA


Timeline

Media

General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Capo:
Contacting server...
Contacting server...

A separate copy of this score must be purchased for each choir member. If this score will be projected or included in a bulletin, usage must be reported to a licensing agent (e.g. CCLI, OneLicense, etc).

Questions? Check out the FAQ
Download:
This is a preview of your FlexScore.
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #325

Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #478
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #517TextPage Scan
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #455
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #438
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #347
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #325Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Renew! #291TextPage Scan
The New English Hymnal #321
The United Methodist Hymnal #670FlexScore
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #138
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #139
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #140
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #418TextPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #708TextAudioPage Scan



Advertisements