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The love of Christ constraineth, O let the watchword ring

Full Text

1. The love of Christ constraineth;
O let the watchword ring
Till all the world adoring
To Jesus’ feet it bring.
Till north and south the kingdoms
Shall own His glorious sway,
And east and west the nations
Rejoice to see His day.

Refrain
The love of Christ constraineth;
O let the watchword ring,
Till all the world adoring
To Jesus’ feet it bring.

2. The love of Christ constraineth;
And we who trust His Word,
Who know and feel its power
To gladder service stirred,
Shall neither faint nor falter,
Though dark the night and long,
And weak our hands that labor;
His strength shall make us strong. [Refrain]

3. The love of Christ constraineth;
Then let us work and pray,
And watch the glad appearing
Of that triumphal day,
When Father, Son and Spirit,
By every tongue confessed,
All earth his broad dominion
In His dear love shall rest. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3993

Author: Cara B. Evans

Born: December 27, 1839, Ontario, Canada. Cara’s husband was Anglican cleric C. Henry James Evans. In 1881, they were living in Ste. Jerusalem, Québec. In 1901, they were living in St. Laurent, a suburb of Montréal. --www.hymntime.com/tch/… Go to person page >

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First Line: The love of Christ constraineth, O let the watchword ring
Author: Cara B. Evans

Tune

[The love of Christ constraineth]


AURELIA

Composed by Samuel S. Wesley (PHH 206), AURELIA (meaning "golden") was published as a setting for “Jerusalem the Golden” in Selection of Psalms and Hymns, which was compiled by Charles Kemble and Wesley in 1864. Though opinions vary concerning the tune's merits (Henry J. Gauntlett once condemned…

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