1 “For Christ and the Church” let our voices ring,
Let us honor the name of our own blessed King;
Let us work with a will in the strength of youth,
And loyally stand for the kingdom of truth.
For Christ our dear Redeemer,
For Christ who died to save;
For the Church His blood hath purchased;
Lord, make us pure and brave.
2 “For Christ and the Church” be our earnest pray’r,
Let us follow His banner, the cross daily bear;
Let us yield, wholly yield, to the Spirit’s pow’r,
And faithfully serve Him in life’s brightest hour. [Refrain]
3 “For Christ and the Church” willing offerings make,
Time and talents and gold for the dear Master’s sake;
We will render the best we can bring to Him,
The heart’s wealth of love, that will never grow dim. [Refrain]
4 “For Christ and the Church” let us cast aside,
By His conquering grace, chains of self, fear, and pride;
May our lives be enriched by an aim so grand;
Then happy the call to the Saviour’s right hand. [Refrain]
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.
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Display Title: For Christ And The ChurchFirst Line: For Christ and the Church, let our voices ringTune Title: [For Christ and the Church, let our voices ring]Author: Eliza Edmunds HewittSource: Crowning Glory No. 2, by Peter P. Bilhorn (Philadelphia: P. Bilhorn, 1890)