Christ calls us forth to Jerusalem,
among its masses to proclaim
to all in hopeless pain and need,
the glory of his saving Name.
"You shall receive power
when the Holy Spirit comes to you,
and you shall be my witnesses
in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria,
to the utmost ends of the earth."
Christ sends us forth to Judea's plains,
where angels told his wondrous birth.
To humble villages around,
retell the Gospel of redeeming grace.
Christ sends us forth to Samaria
to those of different clan and race,
that they may know his loving care,
the Gospel of redeeming grace.
Christ sends us forth to the world around:
"To every creature bear the word."
Tell out the tidings through the earth,
that all may own his as the Lord.