II Corinthians 10:16
To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s line of things made ready to our hand.
This Albert Simpson hymn uses the first part of verse 16 as a call to missionary activity in unreached areas:
To the regions beyond I must go, I must go
Where the story has never been told;
To the millions that never have heard of His love,
I must tell the sweet story of old.
To the regions beyond I must go, I must go,
Till the world, all the world,
His salvation shall know.
To the hardest of places He calls me to go,
Never thinking of comfort or ease;
The world may pronounce me a dreamer, a fool,
Enough if the Master I please.
Oh, you that are spending your leisure and pow’rs
In those pleasures so foolish and fond;
Awake from your selfishness, folly and sin,
And go to the regions beyond.
There are other “lost sheep” that the Master must bring,
And to them must the message be told;
He sends me to gather them out of all lands,
And welcome them back to His fold.