The chariot of the King

Christ our King goes forth to conquer

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Christ our King goes forth to conquer]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Christ our King goes forth to conquer
Over all the pow’rs of sin,
And we know that He shall triumph,
And the mighty vict’ry win.
Soon, the sun of time, descending,
Will the evening shadows bring;
Are you speeding on the chariot of the everlasting King?

Refrain:
O, there’s work for you, and there’s work for me,
For He’s riding on in glory, and the kingdom His shall be;
Will you share His triumph, when His ransomed He shall bring?
Are you speeding on the chariot of the King?

2 Hear His call for loyal soldiers
In the war against all ill;
Come, and take from His the armor;
Every promise He’ll fulfill.
O, there’s gladness in His service;
Joy-bells in your soul shall ring,
When you’re speeding on the chariot of the everlasting King. [Refrain]

3 There’s a call for lowly labor,
For the work that no one sees
Save the ever-watchful Master,
O, how sweet His eye to please!
If you “speak a word in season;”
If you make a sad heart sing,
You are speeding on the chariot of the everlasting King. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #104

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ our King goes forth to conquer
Title: The chariot of the King
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: O there's work for you
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