SEND FORTH LABOURERS
Father, Thou hast given a people
To Thy well-beloved Son,
Thou hast chosen to redeem them,
Now may each to Him be won.
Send Thy Gospel forth to call them,
Send Thy Spirit’s quickening breath,
Send His life-imparting presence,
Raise their souls from sin and death.
Send Thy servants forth as heralds,
Men who must Thy Gospel preach,
Men who long to suffer for Thee,
Men to love and pray and teach.
Send out labourers to Thy harvest,
Clothed in Holy Spirit power,
Through them draw Thy chosen to Thee,
Bring them to salvation’s hour.
Seek Thine own from every nation,
Lead them forth from every land,
Bring them out of every people,
By Thine all-victorious hand.
Then shall glory crown Thy Gospel,
Praise be brought to Thy dear Son,
Angel hosts rejoice in heaven,
So on earth Thy will be done.