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Facing a Task Unfinished

Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty,
Ed Cash and Fionán de Barra

Verse 1
Facing a task unfinished
That drives us to our knees
A need that, undiminished
Rebukes our slothful ease
We, who rejoice to know Thee
Renew before Thy throne
The solemn pledge we owe Thee
To go and make Thee known

Verse 2
Where other lords beside Thee
Hold their unhindered sway
Where forces that defied Thee
Defy Thee still today
With none to heed their crying
For life, and love, and light
Unnumbered souls are dying
And pass into the night

Chorus
We go to all the world
With kingdom hope unfurled
No other name has power to save
But Jesus Christ The Lord.

Verse 3
We bear the torch that flaming
Fell from the hands of those
Who gave their lives proclaiming
That Jesus died and rose
Ours is the same commission
The same glad message ours
Fired by the same ambition
To Thee we yield our powers

Chorus
We go to all the world
With kingdom hope unfurled
No other name has power to save
But Jesus Christ The Lord.

Verse 4
O Father who sustained them
O Spirit who inspired
Savior, whose love constrained them
To toil with zeal untired
From cowardice defend us
From lethargy awake!
Forth on Thine errands send us
To labour for Thy sake

Chorus
We go to all the world
With kingdom hope unfurled
No other name has power to save
But Jesus Christ The Lord.

We go to all the world
With kingdom hope unfurled
No other name has power to save
But Jesus Christ The Lord

 

 

ORIGINAL WORDS BY FRANK HOUGHTON, MUSIC BY SAMUEL WESLEY. NEW WORDS AND MUSIC BY KEITH GETTY, KRISTYN GETTY, ED CASH, AND FIONAN DE BARRA
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