Apostles [Disciples] of the risen Christ, go forth!

Apostles [Disciples] of the risen Christ, go forth!

Author: Horatius Bonar
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1 Apostles of the risen Christ, go forth!
Let love compel.
Go, and in risen power proclaim His worth,
O’er every region of the dead, cold earth―
His glory tell!

2 Tell how He lived, and toiled, and wept below;
Tell all His love;
Tell the dread wonders of His awful woe;
Tell how He fought our fight, and smote our foe,
Then rose above!

3 Tell how in weakness He was crucified,
But rose in power;
Went up on high, accepted, glorified;
News of His victory spread far and wide,
From hour to hour.

4 Tell how He sits at the right hand of God
In glory bright,
Making the heav’n of heav’ns His glad abode;
Tell how He cometh with the iron rod
His foes to smite.

5 Tell how His kingdom shall thro’ ages stand,
And never cease;
Spreading like sunshine over every land,
All nations bowing to His high command,
Great Prince of peace!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12252

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Apostles [Disciples] of the risen Christ, go forth!
Author: Horatius Bonar
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Apostles of the risen Christ, go forth. H. Bonar. [Missions.] Printed in the second series of his Hymns of Faith & Hope, 1863, pp. 142-3, where it is headed "The Great Message," and the motto is prefixed:—

"Quo vos magistri gloria, quo salus
Invitat orbis, sancta cohors
Dei Portate verbum." Old Hymn.

It is in 5 stanzas of 6 lines. Its use is mainly confined to America. [William T. Brooke]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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