If you meet a comrade on the Sabbath day

If you meet a comrade on the Sabbath day

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [If you meet a comrade on the Sabbath day]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If you meet a comrade on the Sabbath day,
Who would seek to lead you into paths astray,
Be a little hero, and your courage show,
Tell him very plainly No!

Refrain:
No! no! no! I cannot go,
‘Tis the Lord’s command and I’ll obey,
In his word I read it,
‘Twas the Lord who said it,
“Remember, keep holy, the Sabbath day.”

2 If along the highway, or the busy street,
Little Sabbath breakers you should chance to meet,
Be a little Christ, do not with them go,
Let your action tell them No! [Refrain]

3 In the world around you, in the sky above,
There are hearts to cheer you, there are souls to love,
Follow in the pathway of your Lord below,
Never from the right way go. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #75

Author: William A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If you meet a comrade on the Sabbath day
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: No, no, no, I cannot go
Copyright: Public Domain

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