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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.

Refrain:
“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. --www.hymntime.com/tch/  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

Timeline

Instances

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

Audio

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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