Christ For The World

Down the ranks of the saved send the rousing call

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [Down the ranks of the saved send the rousing call]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Down the ranks of the saved send the rousing call,
Christ for the world! Christ for the world!
As He died for the few, so He died for all—
"Christ for the world!" we sing.
By the sign of the cross we must self o’erthrow;
By the sign of the cross we must onward go;
By the sign of the cross we His power must show—
"Christ for the world!" we sing.

2 To the regions beyond let His armies move—
Christ for the world! Christ for the world!
That the nations in darkness His love may prove—
"Christ for the world!" we sing.
By the sign of the cross we must enter in,
By the sign of the cross we must war and win,
By the sign of the cross we must conquer sin—
"Christ for the world!" we sing.

3 To the ends of the earth let the call resound—
Christ for the world! Christ for the world!
That His praise may be spoken the world around—
"Christ for the world!" we sing.
By the power of the cross shall the world be swayed;
In the love of the cross all its ills be stayed;
In the light of the cross all its false lights fade—
"Christ for the world!" we sing.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12763

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Down the ranks of the saved send the rousing call
Title: Christ For The World
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: Christ for the world we sing
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12763
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The Cyber Hymnal #12763

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