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The Conquering Band

O Church of God arise! thy leader from the skies

Author: Lyman F. Jackson
Tune: [O Church of God arise! thy leader from the skies]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O Church of God arise! thy leader from the skies,
Bids thee in his own strength to battle go!
Who all the danger knows before thee surely goes,
And he will vict’ry give o’er every foe.

“Go ye!” ‘tis God’s command!
“Go ye!” “possess the land!”
To the souls that need will the Spirit lead,
“Go” conq’ring and trusting band.

2 In every sin-dark land, the Saviour’s last command,
Bids thee the gospel of the cross proclaim!
While any soul remains in superstition’s chains,
Go, bear it, freedom in his blessed Name. [Refrain]

3 Wherever man is found, wherever Truth is bound,
Go ye and preach the gospel of his love;
As messengers of light, go forth and conquer night,
And win a crown of joy with him above. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #54

Author: Lyman F. Jackson

Early 20th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Church of God arise! thy leader from the skies
Title: The Conquering Band
Author: Lyman F. Jackson
Refrain First Line: “Go ye!” ‘tis God’s command
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.