Go forth for God; go forth to the world in peace

Go forth for God; go forth to the world in peace. John Raphael Peacey* (1896-1971). This hymn originally began ‘Go forth for God, go to the world in peace’. It gave the title to the collection of Peacey’s hymns published in the USA by Hope Publishing Company in 1991, Go forth for God. It was amended by the editors of English Praise (1975), the Supplement to EH, which altered the metre to to fit the tune MAGDA by Ralph Vaughan Williams* (printed in SofP to ‘Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise’* by John Ellerton*, though written for the forthcoming wedding of Magdalene Fisher; see the Companion to ICH5, 2005).  It has since been included in NEH, and in A&MCP and...

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