Go, Favored Christians, And Proclaim

Go, friends of Jesus, and proclaim

Author: B. H. Draper
Tune: WINCHESTER NEW
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 Go, friends of Jesus, and proclaim
The kind Redeemer you have found;
And speak his ever precious name,
To all the wond'ring nations round.

2 Go, tell the unletter'd, wretched slave,
Who groans beneath a tyrant's rod,
You bring a pardon bought with blood,
The blood of an incarnate God.

3 Go, tell the panting, sable chief
On Ethiopia's scorching sand,
You come with a refreshing stream,
To cheer and bless his thirsty land.

4 Go, tell the distant isles afar,
Of Otaheite and Pelew,
That in the covenant of grace,
Their unknown names are written too.

5 Go tell, on India's golden shores,
Of a rich treasure, more refin'd;
And tell them, tho' they'll scarce believe,
You come, the friend of human kind.

6 Say, the religion you profess
Is all benevolence and love;
And by its own divine effects,
Its heavenly origin will prove.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #543

Author: B. H. Draper

Draper, Bourne Hall, born at Cumnor, near Oxford, in 1775, and educated for the Baptist Ministry at the Bristol Academy, under the Rev. Dr. J. Rylands. He was pastor of the Baptist Church at Chipping Norton 1804, and subsequently at Southampton, where he d. Oct. 12, 1843. See note on his hymn," Ye Christian heroes, go, proclaim," p. 1296, ii. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Go, friends of Jesus, and proclaim
Title: Go, Favored Christians, And Proclaim
Author: B. H. Draper
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

WINCHESTER NEW

The original version of WINCHESTER NEW appeared in Musikalisches Handbuch der geistlichen Melodien, published in Hamburg, Germany, in 1690 by Georg Wittwe. It was set to the text “Wer nur den lieben Gott” (see 446). An expanded version of the tune was a setting for "Dir, dir Jehova" (see 203) in…

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