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Called by the King

Called by the King to bear the royal standard

Author: Mrs. C. D. Martin
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Called by the King to bear the royal standard,
Anywhere, every where
Till the world is won;
Telling to all the news of free salvation,
Bringing the lost unto his blessed Son.

Servants of righteousness glory hallelujah!
Fetters are broken now;
Christ has made us free!
Out of the gloom and night, into joy and gladness,
Called by the King are we.

2 Called by the King to meet the foe in battle,
Sword in hand, firm to stand
Always for the right;
Putting aside the works of sin and darkness,
Clothed for the day in the armor of light. [Refrain]

3 Called by the King to be a holy vessel,
By his grace, in our place,
Bearing his sweet word;
Meet for his use and filled with his own Spirit,
Living our life for the glory of God. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #102

Author: Mrs. C. D. Martin

Martin, Civilla Durfee (Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, August 21, 1866--March 9, 1948, Atlanta, Georgia). Daughter of James N. and Irene (Harding) Holden. She married Rev. John F. Geddes, Congregational minister of Coventryvilee, N.Y. at Jordan Falls Methodist Church, Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia, on May 19, 1891. There is thus far no information about their marriage and its end. After several years of teaching school, she married Walter Stillman Martin, a Baptist minister, and traveled with him in evangelistic work. However, because of frail health, she was compelled to remain home much of the time. In 1916, they became members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They had one son, A.G. Martin. In her writing, she used only her initia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Called by the King to bear the royal standard
Title: Called by the King
Author: Mrs. C. D. Martin
Refrain First Line: Servants of righteousness glory hallelujah
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.