Scripture Verse

Preach the Gospel in the regions beyond. 2 Corinthians 10:16

Introduction

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Isaac H. Meredith
1872–1962

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, 1890.

Music: Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Lyrics

Let the whole wide world be tak­en,
In the name of Christ our king;
Let the pow­ers of sin be shak­en,
And our shouts of vic­to­ry ring;
Jesus calls, why should we tar­ry?
Let our loy­al hearts re­spond,
And the fight of faith we’ll car­ry
To the re­gions still be­yond.

Refrain

Move for­ward in­to bat­tle!
Let this our watch­word be;
With Christ, our migh­ty cap­tain,
We’ll gain the vic­to­ry;
He leads us to the bat­tle,
The king whom we adore;
We’ll fight till He shall con­quer all,
And reign from shore to shore.

Onward with the Gos­pel sto­ry,
Let the Word of Life pre­vail
Over ev­ils grim and hoa­ry;
Never shall our lead­er fail;
He it is who goes be­fore us,
’Tis His ba­nner floats on high;
Lift again the joy­ful chorus,
Hail the tri­umph draw­ing nigh.

Refrain

Take the ar­mor of sal­va­tion,
Battling on the fields afar;
Giant ills, in ev­ery na­tion,
Fall be­fore the Morn­ing Star;
Go ye, hear the Mas­ter saying,
With His ev­er con­quer­ing sword;
Help us, Lord, Thy Word obey­ing,
Faith shall gain a rich re­ward.

Refrain