For Christ and the church we stand

Representative Text

1 “For Christ and the Church” we stand
United heart and hand;
Our lips His praise to speak,
Our hands to help the weak;
Our feet the lost to seek,
“For Christ and the Church.”

Refrain:
“For Christ and the Church” we stand,
United heart and hand;
Our lives henceforth we give to live
“For Christ and the Church.”

2 “For Christ and the Church” we pray,
And labour day by day;
With zeal and courage new
We’ll strive some work to do,
And keep our cov’nant true,
“For Christ and the Church.” [Refrain]

3 “For Christ and the Church” we sing,
And glad hosannas bring;
Since He hath made us free,
And promised victory,
Our motto still shall be,
“For Christ and the Church.” [Refrain]

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #66

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. 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 >

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First Line: For Christ and the church we stand
Author: John R. Clements

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Christian Endeavor Hymns #66

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