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O Christian youth, arise, And gird thee

O Christian youth, arise, And gird thee

Author: Ira David Sankey
Tune: LABAN
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 O Christian youth, arise,
And gird thee for the fight;
Put on the shining shield of faith,
Trust God, and do the right.

2 Be strong, thro’ grace divine,
Walk ever in the light;
Repose no confidence in self,
Trust God, and do the right.

3 Fear not, for One is near
To show His pow’r and might;
In all thy conflicts with the foe,
Trust God, and do the right.

4 Press onward in His name,
And in His word delight;
Stand firm for Christ and for His Church,
Trust God, and do the right.

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old: for use in prayer and praise meetings, evangelistic services, sunday schools, young people's societies and all other departments of church work #82

Author: Ira David Sankey

Sankey, Ira David, was born in Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1840, of Methodist parents. About 1856 he removed with his parents to Newcastle, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four years afterwards he became the Superintendent of a large Sunday School in which he commenced his career of singing sacred songs and solos. Mr. Moody met with him and heard him sing at the International Convention of the Young Men's Christian Association, at Indianapolis, and through Mr. Moody's persuasion he joined him in his work at Chicago. After some two or three years' work in Chicago, they sailed for England on June 7, 1872, and held their first meeting at York a short time afterwards, only eight persons being present. T… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Christian youth, arise, And gird thee
Author: Ira David Sankey

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