O let the gospel be preached unto every creature, for how shall men believe in him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without preachers? And how shall they preach except they be sent? And who shall send forth laborers, but the Lord of the harvest? Let the people which sit in darkness see a great light, and to them which sit in the region and shadow of death let light spring up. Add unto your church daily such as shall be saved; enlarge the place of its tents, lengthen its cords, and strengthen its stakes. Bring your seed from the east, and gather them from the west; say to the north. Give up; and to the south. Keep not back: bring your sons from far and your daughters from the ends of the earth. Let them come with acceptance to your altar, and glorify the house of your glory; let them fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows. In every place let incense be offered to your name, and pure offerings: and from the rising of the sun, to the going down of the same, let your name be great among the Gentiles: and let the offering up of the Gentiles be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. O let the earth be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
Book: The Bible Manual
Author: W. W. Everts (Pastor of Laight Street Church, New York)
Publisher: New York: Lewis Colby & Co. 1846
Revised by: Karrol Sneed 2013