Would You Go Back?

WOULD YOU GO BACK?
If you have been to heathren lands
Where weary souls stretch out their hands
to plead, yet no one understands,
Would you go back?
If you had seen the women bear
their heavy loads with none to care
Had heard them weep with none to care,
Would you go back?
If you had seen them in despair
And beat their breasts and pull their hair,
While demon powers filled the air,
Would you go back?
If you had seen the glorious sight
When heathen people in their night,
Were brought from darkness into light,
Would you go back?
Yet still they wait a waery throng,
They’ve waited, some so very long,
When shall despair be turned to song?
We’re going back!
Written by an anonymous missionary returning to the
field of God’s choosing for the forty-first year of service