Not With a Sword

March with us! You're welcome to join our jubilant throng

Author: Ralph Carmichael
Tune: [March with us]
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March with us!
You're welcome to join our jubilant throng.
March with us!
We're singing a happy glorious song.
Christ will lead
His children in vict'ry over all wrong.
For in His love
we're marching and love is making us strong.
“Not by might and not by power,
But by My Holy Spirit,” thus saith the Lord.
We will fight and we will conquer
But we will win by loving and not with a sword.
All around
there's tension and hatred filling our land.
Now it's time
for us to decide and take a firm stand.
Christ Himself
will show the way if we heed His command
And love willl win,
so brother, just start by taking His hand.

Author: Ralph Carmichael

Ralph Carmichael (born 28 May 1927, Quincy, Illinois) is a composer and arranger of both secular pop music and contemporary Christian music, being regarded as one of the pioneers of the latter genre. Married to Marvella and father to composer and artist Carol Parks. His big break came at the end of the 1950s, when his work came to the attention of Capitol Records, who asked him to provide the arrangements for an album of mainly sacred Christmas songs by one of the label's biggest stars, Nat King Cole. The result, The Magic of Christmas, was released for the 1960 festive season, by which time Capitol had already set Carmichael to work with Cole on more secular albums. Carmichael duly became Cole's most regularly utilised arranger from… Go to person page >

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First Line: March with us! You're welcome to join our jubilant throng
Title: Not With a Sword
Author: Ralph Carmichael
Language: English
Copyright: © 1971 by Lexicon Music, Inc.

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The New Church Hymnal #210

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