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Our nation for Jesus

O Christian, a watchword we bring you today

Author: William Fletcher McCauley
Tune: [O Christian, a watchword we bring you today]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O Christian, a watchword we bring you today,
As upward the path leads before us;
Our nation for Jesus! we’ll sing on our way,
And trust in the love that is o’er us.

Refrain:
Then toil on, pray, on, never faint or fall,
But join in a constant endeavor
Our land with its millions to Jesus to bring,
To love Him and serve Him forever.

2 No realm ‘neath the skies is more beaut’ous than ours
Or richer in marks of God’s favor;
We’ll bring it with joy and with shoutings of song,
To lay at the feet of our Saviour.

3 But over the land comes a cry of distress
From souls that in darkness are lying,
‘Tis borne to our ears from the field and the street,
The wail of the lost and the dying. [Refrain]

4 We’ll pause not a moment the foe to assail,
But into our ranks quickly falling,
Our nation for Jesus! we sing and prevail,
For Jesus to vict’ry is calling. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 2 #145

Author: William Fletcher McCauley

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Text Information

First Line: O Christian, a watchword we bring you today
Title: Our nation for Jesus
Author: William Fletcher McCauley
Refrain First Line: Then toil on, pray on

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Crowning Day No. 2 #145

New Anti-Saloon Songs #d61

Songs of Conquest No. l #d48

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Spirit and Life No. 2 #162

The Young People's Choir #d30

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With Heart and Voice #132

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