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Pass the word along the line

Pass the word along the line

Author: H. O. Knowlton
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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.

Refrain:
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
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Forward, then, where Jesus leads
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #13726
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #13726

Include 8 pre-1979 instances
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