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Roll the Cause Along

Do you know a righteous cause

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [Do you know a righteous cause]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Do you know a righteous cause
Whose defenders are but few,
Waiting for a helping deed
That the earnest hand may do?

Roll the cause along!
Roll the cause along!
Put your shoulder to the wheel,
Let the world the impulse feel;
Oh, my brother, roll the cause along!

2 Haste the cause of right to save,
Waiting not the laggard throng;
With a courage true and brave
Speed the right against the wrong. [Refrain]

3 Leave the coward ranks behind,
And the Gideon armor wear,
Trust in God and vict’ry find,
Forward go to do and dare. [Refrain]

4 Raise the glorious banner high’r,
Sound afar the trumpet call,
Let the zeal of God inspire
Till the conquered foe shall fall. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #188

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Do you know a righteous cause
Title: Roll the Cause Along
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: Roll the cause along!



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Crowning Day, No. 6 #188

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The Voice of Melody #5

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