O the world must be conquered for Christ

O the world must be conquered for Christ

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Oh, the world must be conquer'd for Christ]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O, the world must be conquer’d for Christ,
And the standard reared up in his name,
Must be planted on hill and in vale,
Till the world shall reecho his fame.

Refrain:
Forward, soldiers!
Forward, soldiers!
Take the shield, bravely gird on the sword!
To the battle!
To the battle!
To the war in the name of the Lord!

2 Yes, the world must be conquer’d for Christ!
Ev’ry soul must be brought to his fold!
To the front, O ye soldiers, to arms!
To the war, ye whose names are enrolled! [Refrain]

3 Yes, the world must be conquer’d for Christ!
Take the shield, soldiers, gird on the sword!
Let the struggle be earnest and brave!
To the war in the name of the Lord! [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #71

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O the world must be conquered for Christ
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Forward, soldiers
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Canadian Hymnal #d277

The Canadian Hymnal #d277

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The New Canadian Hymnal #162

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #71

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