Service for the King

In service for the King of kings

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [In service for the King of kings]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In service for the King of kings,
We gladly take our stand,
We fight the fight of faith each day,
We move at His command;
The task which He may bid us do,
Shall have our loving care,
In spite of fears that oft beset,
For Him we’ll do and dare.

Service! Service!
Service for the King,
Our time we give,
For Him we live,
Love’s tribute now we bring.
Service! Service!
This our song shall be,
At His command
To take our stand,
And serve Him faithfully.

2 In service for the King of kings,
Ambassadors are we,
Beseeching all men ev’rywhere,
From sin to be set free,
That they may also know the joy
Such service always brings,
And give their time in service true
To Christ the King of kings. [Refrain]

3 In service for the King of kings,
With shield and armour bright,
With breastplate which o dart can pierce,
And spirit’s sword of might,
Let all the hosts of sin combine
Our plans to overthrow,
With pow’r divine at our command,
We’ll conquer ev’ry foe. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #126

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

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First Line: In service for the King of kings
Title: Service for the King
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Supplemental Songs, Volume One #d4

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