Send forth the Gospel! Let it sound
Southward and northward, east and west;
Tell all the earth Christ died and lives,
Who giveth pardon, life and rest.
Send forth Thy Gospel, mighty Lord!
Out of this chaos bring to birth
Thine own creation’s promised hope;
The coming days of heaven on earth.
Send forth the Gospel, gracious Lord!
Yours was the blood for sinners shed;
Your voice still pleads in human hearts;
may all mankind to you be led.
Send forth the Gospel, holy Lord!
Kindle in us love’s sacred flame;
Love giving all, with heart and mind
For Jesus’ sake, in Jesus’ name.
Send forth the Gospel! Make it known!
Christians obey your Master’s call;
Sing out his praise! He comes to reign,
The King of kings, and Lord of all.
Henry Elliott Fox
Henry Fox had a heart for foreign missions which is evident in this hymn that he wrote.