The Army and Navy Hymnal/Orders of Worship/Peace and World Brotherhood

XVI. The World For Christ

This Missionary Service is built upon the following hymn which should be used as the Instrumental Prelude, but not sung until called for in the service itself.

Note that each stanza is sung separately, also each Refrain.

O Zion Haste, Thy Mission
(TIDINGS. 11, 10, 11, 10. With Refrain)
Mary A. Thomson, 1870 James Walch, 1875
 

1.O Zion, haste, thy mission high fulfilling,
To tell to all the world that God is Light,
That he who made all nations is not willing
One soul should perish, lost in shades of night.
Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace,
Tidings of Jesus, redemption and release.
2.Behold how many thousand still are lying
Bound in the darksome prison-house of sin,
With none to tell them of the Saviour's dying,
Or of the life he died for them to win
Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace,
Tidings of Jesus, redemption and release.
3.Give of thy sons to bear the message glorious,
Give of they wealth to speed them on their way;
Pour out thy soul for them in prayer victorious;
And all thou spendest Jesus will repay.
Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace,
Tidings of Jesus, redemption and release.
4.He comes again: O Zion, ere thou meet him,
Make known to every heart his saving grace;
Let none whom he hath ransomed fail to greet him,
Through thy neglect, unfit to see his face.
Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace,
Tidings of Jesus, redemption and release. Amen.

(Standing)
Leader:
Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion:
Assembly:
Put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the Holy City.
Leader:
Shake thyself from the dust; arise, sit on thy throne, O Jerusalem.
Asssembly:
Loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
HymnO Zion Haste ( Stanzas one, two and Chorus )
Leader:
O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion,
Get thee up into a high mountain.
Assembly:
O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem,
Lift up thy voice with strength.
Leader:
Lift it up, be not afraid;
Say unto the cities of Judah,
Behold your God.
HymnO Zion Haste (Chorus)
Leader:
Then shall the King say:
For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat;
I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked and ye clothed me:
I was sick, and ye visited me:
I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Assembly:
Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
HymnO Zion Haste ( Stanzas third and fourth and chorus )

All:
Through tribulations and distress, they come!
Through perils great and bitterness,
Through persecutions pitiless, they come!
They come by paths the martyrs trod,
They come from underneath the rod,
Climbing through the darkness up to god, they come!
Out of mighty tribulation
With a sound of jubilation,
They come! they come!John Oxenham

Hymn O Zion Haste (Chorus)
Leader:
Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations,
Baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you:
Assembly:
And lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.
Hymn O Zion Haste ( Stanza one )
Leader:
The spirit of the Lord is upon me,
Because he anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor:
He hath sent me to proclaim release to the captives,
And recovering of sight to the blind;
To set at liberty them that are bruised,
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
Hymn O Zion Haste ( Stanza two )
Leader:
He will not fail nor be discouraged till he shall have set justice in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.
When the Son of man shall come in his glory,
And all the holy angels with him,
Then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory,
And before him shall be gathered all nations.
HymnO Zion Haste ( Stanza three )
All:
Blessed be the Lord God,the God of Israel,
Who only doeth wondrous things:
And blessed be his glorius name for ever;
And let the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Hynm O Zion Haste ( Stanza four )
Prayer
Hymn No. 163Fling Out the Banner, Let It Float
The Creed


I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth :
And in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord ; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell ; The third day He rose again from the dead ; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty ; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the Holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of Sins ; The Resurrection of the body ; and the Life everlasting. Amen.


Benediction

O thou strong Father of all nations, draw all thy great family together with an increasing sense of our common blood and destiny, that peace may come on earth at last, and thy sun may shed its light rejoicing on a holy brotherhood of peoples. Amen.