In the Ranks

In the ranks of Christ we stand

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [In the ranks of Christ we stand]
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1 In the ranks of Christ we stand
With the Savior’s noble band,
Joining with them hand in hand
To defend the truth and right
Touched by holy heavenly love,
“In His name” we forward move.
Praying to our God above
To aid us with His might.

Refrain:
In the ranks of Christ we stand
With the Savior’s noble band,
Joining with them hand in hand
To defend the truth and right!

2 To the homes of want and woe,
To the weary here below,
Some in Jesus’ name must go,
Thinking not of wealth or fame;
There for Jesus they must stand,
Lending all a “helping hand,”
Thus fulfilling Christ’s command,
The gospel to proclaim. [Refrain]

3 O the blessed Lord of light,
From yon palaces of white
Giving courage in the fight
To the soldiers true and brave.
We will serve Him here below,
“In His name” still forward go,
Till the world His love shall know,
And Jesus’ power to save. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #84

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

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First Line: In the ranks of Christ we stand
Title: In the Ranks
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
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