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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 A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… 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

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Excellent Songs for the Church and Sunday School #46

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #75

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