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Hear our watchword loudly ringing

Hear our watchword loudly ringing

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Hear our watchword loudly ringing]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Hear our watchword loudly ringing,
Win the world for Christ;
Precious souls to Jesus bringing,
Win the world for Christ;
We must all take hold together;
Ev’ry one must do his share;
Seek them one by one, till the work is done;
Labor on (labor on) with prayer.

Win the world for Christ;
Win one, win one!
And the work will grow, reaching all below,
Till the world is won for Christ.
Win the world for Christ;
Win one, win one!
And the work will grow, reaching all below,
Win the world (win the world) for Christ.

2. Send the word to ev’ry nation,
Win the world for Christ;
Spread the knowledge of salvation,
Win the world for Christ;
But we’ll not forget our neighbors,
Those who live beside our door,
Speak a word of cheer to a brother near,
Serving more (serving more) and more. [Refrain]

3. Tell the blessèd Gospel story,
Win the world for Christ;
Till He comes again in glory,
Win the world for Christ;
Toiling on with faith and courage,
Till the sheaves are gathered in;
In our special place showing forth His grace,
Till the world (till the world) we win. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7501

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear our watchword loudly ringing
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Win the world for Christ


The Cyber Hymnal #7501
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