Scripture Verse

Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us? Isaiah 6:8

Introduction

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Ira B. Wilson
1880–1950

Words: Will­iam C. Mar­tin, 1878.

Music: Ira B. Wil­son, 1908 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Mar­tin,

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William C. Martin
1864–1914

Lyrics

In the war­fare that is raging
For the truth and for the right,
When the con­flict fierce is rag­ing
With the pow­ers of the night,
God needs people brave and true;
May He then de­pend on you?

Refrain

May the Lord de­pend on you?
Loyalty is but His due;
Say, O spi­rit brave and true,
That He may de­pend on you!

See, they come on sa­ble pin­ions,
Come in strong Sa­tan­ic might,
Powers come and dark do­min­ions
From the re­gions of the night.
God re­quires the brave and true;
May He then de­pend on you?

Refrain

From His throne the Fa­ther sees us;
Angels help us to pre­vail;
And our lead­er true is Je­sus,
And we shall not, can­not fail.
Triumph crowns the brave and true;
May the Lord de­pend on you?

Refrain