If God Be for Us

Rejoice in the Lord, O let His mercy cheer

Author: James McGranahan
Tune: [Rejoice in the Lord, O let His mercy cheer]
Published in 9 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Rejoice in the Lord! O let His mercy, cheer,
He sunders the bands that enthral;
Redeemed by His blood, why should we ever fear,
Since Jesus is our “all in all?”

“If God be for us, if God be for us,
If God be for us,
Who can be against us,
Who, who, who?
Who can be against us, against us?”

2 Be strong in the Lord! Rejoicing in His might,
Be loyal and true day by day;
When evils assail, be valiant for the right,
And He will be our strength, our stay. [Refrain]

3 Confide in His Word, His promises so sure;
In Christ they are “yea, and amen”;
Tho’ earth pass away, they ever shall endure,
‘Tis written o’er and o’er again. [Refrain]

4 Abide in the Lord, secure in His control,
‘Tis life everlasting begun;
To pluck from His hand the weakest, trembling soul,
It never, never can be done! [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 5 #9

Author: James McGranahan

James McGranahan USA 1840-1907. Born at West Fallowfield, PA, uncle of Hugh McGranahan, and son of a farmer, he farmed during boyhood. Due to his love of music his father let him attend singing school, where he learned to play the bass viol. At age 19 he organized his first singing class and soon became a popular teacher in his area of the state. He became a noted musician and hymns composer. His father was reluctant to let him pursue this career, but he soon made enough money doing it that he was able to hire a replacement farmhand to help his father while he studied music. His father, a wise man, soon realized how his son was being used by God to win souls through his music. He entered the Normal Music School at Genesco, NY, under… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Rejoice in the Lord, O let His mercy cheer
Title: If God Be for Us
Author: James McGranahan
Language: English
Refrain First Line: If God be for us
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10446
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Small Church Music #496
  • PDF Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #336


Small Church Music #496


The Cyber Hymnal #10446

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