"Spread, Oh, Spread, Thou Mighty Word"
                      by Jonathan F. Bahnmeier, 1774-1841
                 Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Spread, oh, spread, thou mighty Word,
        Spread the kingdom of the Lord,
        Wheresoe'er His breath has giv'n
        Life to beings meant for heav'n.

        2. Tell them how the Father's will
        Made the world and keeps it still,
        How His only Son He gave
        Man from sin and death to save.

        3. Tell of our Redeemer's love,
        Who forever doth remove
        By His holy sacrifice
        All the guilt that on us lies.

        4. Tell them of the Spirit giv'n
        Now to guide us up to heav'n,
        Strong and holy, just and true,
        Working both to will and do.

        5. Up! The ripening fields ye see.
        Mighty shall the harvest be;
        But the reapers still are few,
        Great the work they have to do.

        6. Lord of Harvest, let there be
        Joy and strength to work for Thee
        Till the nations far and near
        See Thy light and learn Thy fear.

Notes: Hymn #507 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Romans 10:15 Author: Jonathan F. Bahnmeier, 1827, ab. Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1858, alt. Titled: "Walte, walte fuerder, nah und fern" Tune: "Hoechster Priester" 1st Published in: _Musikalischer Christenschatz_, Basel, 1745 Town: Basel, 1745
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