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The World for Christ

Representative Text

1 Lo! the army of our King,
Marching on from sea to sea;
Loud their hallelujahs ring,
With the joy of victory.

“The world for Christ, and Christ for the world!”
We shout with glad acclaim,
We shout with glad acclaim,
Till ev’ry soul, from pole to pole,
Confess that glorious name.

2 Hear the marching order: “Go!
Preach the word in ev’ry clime,
Until all the earth below,
Echo with the strain sublime!” [Refrain]

3 See! the banner is unfurled;
See! it floats upon the breeze,
O’er the kingdoms of the world,
O’er the islands of the seas. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #80

Author: Abner P. Cobb

Born: October 27, 1853, Woos­ter, Ohio. Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 11, 1923. Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Decatur, Illinois. Cobb’s fam­i­ly moved to De­ca­tur, Il­li­nois, when he was about 13 years old. As a young man, he worked as a ma­chin­ist. He grad­u­at­ed from Eu­re­ka Coll­ege, Eu­re­ka, Il­li­nois, in 1878, and pas­tored in Nor­mal, Wash­burn, Pe­ter­sburg and Spring­field, Il­li­nois; Des Moines, Io­wa; Cov­ing­ton, Ken­tucky; and San Antonio, Tex­as. He was al­so an ac­tive evan­gel­ist, at­tend­ing meet­ings in Bos­ton, New York Ci­ty, Min­ne­ap­o­lis, and other ma­jor ci­ties.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lo the army of our king
Title: The World for Christ
Author: Abner P. Cobb
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The world for Christ, Christ for the world
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 22 of 22)

A Hymnal for Joyous Youth #d120

Carmina Sacra #d120

Fillmores' Missionary Songs for Misionary Societies. Rev. #d45

Gloria in Excelsis #d365

Gloria in Excelsis #d221

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Glory and Praise #46

Glory Songs #56

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Hymni Ecclesiae #566


Hymns for Today #287

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #712

The Centennial Hymnal #d220

The Children's Hallelujah #d89

The Christian Hymnist #d319

The Church and School #d116

The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d99

The Gospel Invitation #d46

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The Gospel Pilot Hymnal #47

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The King of Kings #80

The Praise Hymnal #348

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Unity Song Selections #120

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