Lyrics by Eliza R Roxcy Snow, German Folk Tune, Arranged by Joan Lisonbee Sowards
The time is far spent, there is little remaining To publish glad tidings by sea and by land. Then hasten ye heralds; go forward proclaiming: Repent for the kingdom of heaven's at hand, Repent for the kingdom of heaven's at hand.
Shrink not fromyour duty, however un pleasant, But follow the Savior, your pattern and friend. Our little afflictions, tho painful at present, Ere long, with the righteous, in glory will end, Ere long, with the righteous, in glory will end.
What, tho, if the favor of Ahman possessing, This world's bitter hate you are called to endure? The angels are waiting to crown you with blessings! Go forward, be faithful, the promise is sure, Go forward, be faithful the promise is sure.
Be fixed in your purpose, for Satan will try you; The weight of your calling he perfectly knows. Your path may be thorny, but Jesus is nigh you; His arm is sufficient, tho demons oppose, His arm is sufficient, tho demons oppose.
Topics: Hymn page p 266, Krambambuli, Meter 12 11 12 11 12 11 12 11 11, Duty, Encouragement, enduring to the end, Jesus Christ - Example, Leadership, missionary work, preparedness, repentance, trails, D & C Doctrine and covenants 33:2-10,17 51:19 tempo 84