Now is the time to go and preach the Gospel.

Scripture: Mark 16:15-20

ESV Text: Mark 16:15-20


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 16 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 498:
Rise, Thou Light of Gentile Nations

— Organ Audio

1. Rise, Thou Light of Gentile nations, 
Jesus, bright and Morning Star; 
Let Thy Word, the gladsome tidings, 
Ring out loudly near and far, 
Bringing freedom to the captives, 
Peace and comfort to the slave, 
That the heathen, free from bondage, 
May proclaim Thy pow’r to save. 

2. See the blindness of the heathen, 
Strangers to Thy glorious light, 
Straying hopeless till they find Thee, 
Wand’ring aimless in the night. 
See their pitiful condition; 
Lo, gross darkness covers all, 
And no ray of hope refreshes 
Nor dispels the dreadful pall. 

3. If Thou, merciful Redeemer, 
Hadst not saved us from this plight, 
In like darkness we should languish 
Hopeless, helpless, in sin’s night. 
Lovingly Thou, Lord, didst seek us 
In the beauty of Thy grace; 
Now with joy we freely serve Thee, 
We, Thy blessed, chosen race. 

4. Knowing Thee and Thy salvation, 
Grateful love dare never cease 
To proclaim Thy tender mercies, 
Gracious Lord, Thy heav’nly peace. 
Sound we forth the Gospel tidings 
To the earth’s remotest bound 
That the sinner has been pardoned 
And forgiveness can be found. 

5. May our zeal to help the heathen 
Be increased from day to day 
As we plead in true compassion 
And for their conversion pray. 
For the many faithful heralds, 
For the Gospel they proclaim, 
Let us all be cheerful givers 
To the glory of Thy name. 

6. Savior, shine in all Thy glory 
On the nations near and far; 
From the highways and the byways 
Call them, O Thou Morning Star. 
Guide them whom Thy grace hath chosen 
Out of Satan’s dreadful thrall 
To the mansions of Thy Father– 
There is room for sinners all. 


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