Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely
words of the "Preach my Gospel" lyrics,
Isaac Watts (July 17, 1674-November 25, 1748),
was born in Southampton, England and
achieved fame as a pastor and Hymn writer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Preach my Gospel
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist):
Isaac Watts (July 17, 1674
to November 25, 1748)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music:
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: ""Go preach My Gospel," saith the Lord,"Bid the whole earth My grace receive"
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Preach my Gospel Lyrics
"Go preach My Gospel," saith the Lord,
"Bid the whole earth My grace receive;
He shall be saved that trusts My Word,
He shall be damned that won't believe.
"I'll make your great commission known,
And ye shall prove My Gospel true,
By all the works that I have done,
By all the wonders ye shall do.
"Go heal the sick, go raise the dead,
Go cast out devils in My name;
Nor let My prophets be afraid,
Though Greeks reproach, and Jews blaspheme.
"Teach all the nations My commands,
I'm with you till the world shall end;
All power is trusted to My hands,
I can destroy, and I defend."
He spake, and light shone round His head;
On a bright cloud to Heav'n He rode;
They to the farthest nations spread
The grace of their ascended God.