721. L. M. A. Balfour. Ministers Charged and Encouraged.
1 Go, messengers of peace and love,
To people plunged in shades of night;
Like angels sent from fields above,
Be yours to shed celestial light.
2 Go to the hungry, -- food impart;
To paths of peace the wanderer guide;
And lead the thirsty panting heart
Where streams of living water glide.
3 O faint not in the day of toil,
When harvest waits the reaper's hand;
Go, gather in the glorious spoil,
And joyous in his presence stand.
4 Thy love a rich reward shall find
From him who sits enthroned on high;
For they who turn the erring mind
Shall shine like stars above the sky.