Send Them, O Lord

Lord, Thou hast gone two thousand years

Author: J. Wakefield MacGill, 1829-1902
Tune: [Lord, Thou hast gone two thousand years]
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1. Lord, Thou hast gone two thousand years,
Yet they have never heard
Tidings of Thy redeeming love,
Or seen Thy holy Word.
Sleeping and still Thy Church has lain,
Heedless of the high command—
Go forth to every tribe and tongue,
To every distant land.

Refrain
Send them, O Lord, to speak of Thee,
Telling of Thy love and grace;
Send them, O Lord, to tell of Thee,
To every tribe and race.

2. Once o’er this bright and favored land
Lay there the pall of night—
Gloom of a savage heathendom,
With foul and bloody rite.
Brave ones arose and came to us,
Bringing o’er the tidings sweet,
Then cruel men bent low to Thee,
And worshipped at Thy feet. [Refrain]

3. So would we do for other lands
Lying in deepest death,
Sinking to meet their awful doom
With every passing breath.
Hear, Jesus, hear our fervent prayer,
Wake Thy sleeping Church to know
Her hour of privilege and power,
And bid her rise and go. [Refrain]

Author: J. Wakefield MacGill, 1829-1902

Early Life Jacob Wakefield MacGill was encouraged to begin working in Cowcaddens by Rev. Dr Norman MacLeod at the end of the 1840's. MacGill had served in MacLeod's Barony Church as a Sunday school teacher. He studied Arts at University of Glasgow. The archives from the University show that a Jacob W. MacGill from Glasgow first signed the register aged 14, in 1846-7 to study Arts. He signed the register again in 1847/8, aged 15, and then again, aged 18 in 1850/51 to study his 3rd year of Arts. He studied Latin in 1846/7 and Greek in 1847/8. His age in these documents appears to be wrong as he was born in 1829. He gave his life to Jesus when he was 16 or 17, but experienced a 'second conversion' in 1858 when he was in his late 2… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, Thou hast gone two thousand years
Title: Send Them, O Lord
Author: J. Wakefield MacGill, 1829-1902
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Send them, O Lord, to speak of Thee
Copyright: Public Domain

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