A nation in a day

Representative Text

1 Go, bear the cross to ev’ry land where foot of man hath trod,
Send out where thickest darkness lies the blessed light of God;
Lift up the standard of the Lord on hill and mountain height,
Till captive bound with error’s chain shall hail the glorious sight.

Go forth! Welcome the wide world in!
Go forth! Conquer the hosts of sin!
Go forth! Knowing the Lord will win
A nation in a day!
A nation in a day!
A nation in a day!
Go forth! Knowing the Lord will win
A nation in a day!

2 O’er land and sea, with faithful hand, fling out his banner wide,
That those who touch its shining folds may in his love abide;
While shouts of gladness fill the air, march on the world to win;
Stay not, for round about you stand a mighty host of sin. [Refrain]

3 Go, bear the cross with joyful song, the Lord is on his way,
And this shall be his heritage, a kingdom in a day;
Oh, haste with loyal hearts and true until the strife shall cease,
When all shall know and love our God and hail his reign of peace. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #120

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as 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: Go, bear the cross to every land
Title: A nation in a day
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Go forth, welcome the wide world
Copyright: Public Domain



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His Worthy Praise #120

The Junior Choir No. 2 #d6

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