Scripture Verse

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might. Ecclesiastes 9:10

Introduction

Words: Ro­bert H. Shaf­toe, 1898. Ap­peared in the Gos­pel He­rald in Song, by Will­iam S. Nic­kle, George F. Me­yer & Ow­en F. Pugh (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Mey­er & Bro­ther, 1899), num­ber 68.

Music: Ow­en F. Pugh (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Shaf­toe (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Owen F. Pugh
1867–1920

Lyrics

Brother, the con­flict is rag­ing to­day;
God calls for you, then why long­er de­lay?
Fall in­to line with the brave and the true;
Do with your might what your hands find to do.

Refrain

Fall in­to line, yes, we’ll fall in­to line,
Clothed for the con­flict in ar­mor di­vine,
Marching to bat­tle, we’ll sing as we go;
Jesus, our lead­er, will van­quish the foe.

Sister, the Mas­ter needs sol­diers like you,
Who in the con­flict will al­ways prove true;
Fall into line, bold­ly march to the fight;
Sin must be van­quished, then stand for the right.

Refrain

Sinner, ’tis Je­sus who calls you to­day;
Come to Him now, He will show you the way;
Come and be saved by His pow­er di­vine,
Then with His sol­diers just fall into line.

Refrain