Be Strong in the Lord

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1 Let us be strong and courageous,
Jesus His help will afford;
Casting our cares on the Svior,
Let us be strong in the Lord.

Jesus is loving and tender,
let us confide in His Word;
He is our Shield and Defender,
let us be strong in the Lord.

2 Bringing the lost ones to Jesus
Till they are healed and restored;
Telling the news of salvation,
Let us be strong in the Lord. [Refrain]

3 Let us go where He doth send us,
Gladly obeying His word;
He will direct and defend us,
Let us be strong in the Lord. [Refrain]

4 Yielding our lives to the Savior,
Seeking no earthly reward;
While we inherit His favor,
Let us be strong in the Lord. [Refrain]

Source: Melodies of Love #105

Author: Alfred Barratt

Barratt, Alfred. (New Springs, Wigan, Lancashire, England, October 25, 1879--December, 1968). Coming to the United States as a young man, he studied at Gordon College, Massachusetts, and Newton Theological Seminary, Mass. He was ordained in December, 1913, by the Baptists in Connecticut, then by the Wheeling WV Presbytery, Presbyterian Church in the USA, in 1924. He was pastor of Dallas, West Virginia, then of a series of churches in the Presbytery of Clarion, Pennsylvania. In 1937 he was awarded the Doctor of Literature degree by Bob Jones College. On November 26, 1962, he wrote the undersigned: "For 39 long years I have labored hard and steady writing sermons, children's story sermons, and hymns. Up to the present day I have written 4,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let us be strong and courageous
Title: Be Strong in the Lord
Author: Alfred Barratt
Refrain First Line: Jesus is loving and tender
Publication Date: 1954
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1954.


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