Scripture Verse

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32


James H. Garrison (1842–1931)

Words: James H. Gar­ris­on, 1909.

Music: Princ­ess C. Long (🔊 pdf nwc).

Princess C. Long (1862–1950)


For the Christ of Ga­li­lee,
For the truth which makes men free,
For the bond of uni­ty
Which makes God’s child­ren one.


For these, for these we’ll firm­ly stand,
’Gainst sin and doubt and wrong,
Till ev­ery voice in ev­ery land,
Shall join our tri­umph song.

For the love which shines in deeds,
For the life which this world needs,
For the church whose tri­umph speeds
The pray­er, Thy will be done.


For the right against the wrong,
For the weak against the strong,
For the poor who’ve wait­ed long
For the bright­er age to be.


For the faith against tra­di­tion,
For the truth ’gainst su­per­sti­tion,
For the hope, whose glad fru­ition
Our wait­ing eyes shall see.


For the ci­ty God is rear­ing,
For the new earth now ap­pear­ing,
For the hea­ven above us clear­ing
And the song of vic­to­ry.