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Keep on the Firing Line

If you're in the battle for the Lord and right

Author: Bessie F. Hatcher
Tune: [If you’re in the battle for the Lord and right]
Published in 12 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. If you’re in the battle for the Lord and right,
Keep on the firing line;
If you win, my brother, surely you must fight,
Keep on the firing line;
There are many dangers that we all must face,
If we die still fighting it is no disgrace;
Cowards in the service will not find a place,
So keep on the firing line.

Refrain:
Oh, you must fight, be brave against all evil,
Never run, nor even lag behind;
If you would win for God and the right,
Just keep on the firing line.

2. God will only use the soldier He can trust,
Keep on the firing line;
If you’ll wear a crown then bear the cross you must,
Keep on the firing line.
Life is but to labor for the Master dear,
Help to banish evil and to spread good cheer;
Great you’ll be rewarded for your service here,
So keep on the firing line.

3. When we get to heaven, brother, we’ll be glad,
Keep on the firing line;
How we’ll praise the Savior for the call we had,
Keep on the firing line;
When we see the souls that we have helped to win,
Leading them to Jesus, from the paths of sin,
With a shout of welcome, we will all march in,
So keep on the firing line.

Source: 50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #26

Author: Bessie F. Hatcher

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Text Information

First Line: If you're in the battle for the Lord and right
Title: Keep on the Firing Line
Author: Bessie F. Hatcher
Language: English

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10354
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #26Text
The Cyber Hymnal #10354TextScoreAudio
Include 10 pre-1979 instances



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