"Open thy mouth… in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction" (Proverbs 31:8). "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace… all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God… Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently, He shall be exalted… and be very high… His visage was so marred more than any man… So shall He sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at Him: for that which had not been told them shall they see" (Isaiah 52:7,10,13-15).
As we behold destruction's path,
The gate is wide, the way is broad.
Yet there is one escape from wrath
Through Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.
We publish, therefore, with our voice
The Gospel of our Savior's peace
To show that captives have a choice
In Christ who purchased our release!
For this our Savior came to die;
For this His visage was so marred!
Our Lord is now exalted high,
Yet still His hands and feet are scarred.
We publish peace, Lord, to the lost,
Which You extend to every nation,
As we declare the awful cost
You paid to offer Your salvation.