O God of might, O Son of light

O God of might, O Son of light. Ross Calvin Coggins* (1927- ).  Written at Surabaja, Indonesia, in 1955: text and tune were sent by Coggins to his friend Dr Wesley Forbis, then on the music faculty of Corpus Christi University. Forbis harmonized the tune , and the hymn was first sung at Latham Springs, Texas, at a Baptist Student Union Retreat in 1956. From there it was sung at the World Mission Conference for students at Nashville, Tennessee, in December of that year. It was used as the final song of each session of the Fifth Baptist Youth World Conference, Toronto, 1958. Its title, ‘Send me, O Lord, send me’, was intended to inspire young people to volunteer to work in the field of world...

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