Pass the word along the line

Pass the word along the line

Author: H. O. Knowlton
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Pass the word along the line,
Tell it friend to friend;
Christ our captain goes before,
Leads us to the end—
He who all the dangers knows,
All the strength of all our foes,
Christ our Lord and Friend.

Forward, then, where Jesus leads!
Full of hope and cheer;
Bear the standard of the cross!
Who shall faint or fear?

2 He who goes where Jesus leads,
Never goes astray;
He who Jesus’ order heeds,
Always gains the day;
He who falters not shall be
Led to glorious victory,
By a glorious way. [Refrain]

3 Pass the word along the line;
Lo! The promised land
Ye shall enter and possess,
By his mighty hand.
Courage then! Ye must not fail,
Strongest foes cannot prevail
Jesus has command. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #35

Author: H. O. Knowlton

Knowlton, H. 0. Duffield notes under her hymn, "I cannot tell if short or long" (Trust), in Laudes Domini, 1884, that "Miss Knowlton was a school-girl in Illinois at the time of its composition. Professor W. F. Sherwin received it from her through the good offices of one of her teachers, a mutual friend " (English Hymns, 1886, p. 238). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Pass the word along the line
Author: H. O. Knowlton
Refrain First Line: Forward, then, where Jesus leads



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