We’ve a story to tell to the nations
That shall turn their hearts to the right,
A story of truth and mercy,
A story of peace and light,
A story of peace and light.
We’ve a song to be sung to the nations
That shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
A song that shall conquer evil,
And shatter the spear and sword,
And shatter the spear and sword.
We’ve a message to give to the nations,
That the Lord who reigneth above
Hath sent us His Son to save us,
And show us that God is love,
And show us that God is love.
We’ve a Savior to show to the nations
Who the path of sorrow hath trod,
That all of the world’s great peoples
May come to the truth of God,
May come to the truth of God!
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
And the dawning to noonday bright,
And Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth,
The kingdom of love and light.
H. Ernest Nichol, 1896
Read Luke 10:1-2
(Truth. Mercy. Peace. Light. How desperately the world needs the Gospel. And God in His wisdom, in His eternal plan has chosen us to carry that message out. May we gladly take on that burden, that commission that all of the world’s great peoples would come the truth of God!)