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The sign of the cross and the heart

The men of the church for the Master

Author: A. E. Cooper
Tune: HERSHEY
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The men of the Church for the Master!
The men for the work of the hour!
Baptized with the spirit of service,
Equipped by the Spirit of pow'r.

Refrain:
We've a mission, we've a message,
For the Man of Galilee;
For the Christ of Calvary we will love
And will follow, will follow and serve.

2 We take up the ensign of Luther;
We honor his valor and name:
We aim to be true to his purpose,
His Christ we exalt and proclaim. [Refrain]

3 We seek to ennoble our manhood,
To know of the truth thro' research;
To live for the weal of our brother,
To labor for Christ and His Church. [Refrain]

4 An army of men with a mission!
The brawn of the Church, tried and chaste;
We're sent by our King with a message,
His love must be published with hast. [Refrain]

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #528

Author: A. E. Cooper

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Text Information

First Line: The men of the church for the Master
Title: The sign of the cross and the heart
Author: A. E. Cooper
Refrain First Line: We've a mission, we've a message

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American Lutheran Hymnal #528

Songs of Praise #d295

Songs of Praise for Sunday Schools, Church Societies and the Home #d300

The Chautauqua Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns for Gatherings ... and Young Peoples Organizations #d13

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