Crush It Down

Crush the traffic out of sight, lift the standard of the right

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [Crush the traffic out of sight, lift the standard of the right]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Crush the traffic out of sight, lift the standard of the right,
Let the weaker find a brother in the strong!
Bid the tempter flee away ‘neath the searching light of day,
And our land be cleansed forever from the wrong.

Chorus:
Crush it down! crush it down!
Crush it down! crush it down!
‘Tis a foe whose wiles we know, crush it down!
Boldly crush the traffic out, put its coward force to rout,
Crush it down! crush it down! crush it down!

2 Crush the traffic out of sight, let it sink in deepest night,
Let the shadow from the hearthstone lifted be;
Let the eyes made dim by tears see the glory thro’ the years,
And the watchers chant their psalm of jubilee. [Chorus]

3 Crush the traffic out of sight, crush it with Jehovah’s might,
Let the God of battles arm us as we go;
Holy One, ‘tis thou alone, who hast Satan overthrown;
Grant the blessing to thy warring hosts below! [Chorus]


Source: Songs for Work and Worship #195

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

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First Line: Crush the traffic out of sight, lift the standard of the right
Title: Crush It Down
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: Crush it down

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Riches of Grace a Collection of New Songs and Standard Hymns #162

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Songs for Work and Worship #195

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