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The Whole Wide World

The whole wide world for Jesus This shall our watchword be

Author: J. Demster Hammond
Tune: [The whole wide world for Jesus] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 87 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 The whole wide world for Jesus!
This shall our watchword be;
Upon the highest mountain,
Down by the widest sea;
The whole wide world for Jesus!
To Him shall all men bow,
In city or in prairie—
The world for Jesus now!

Refrain:
The whole wide world,
The whole wide world—
Proclaim the Gospel tidings through the whole wide world;
Lift up the cross for Jesus, his banner be unfurled,
Till every tongue confess Him through the whole wide world!

2 The whole wide world for Jesus
Inspires us with the thought
That all God's wandering childen
Have by his love been bought.
The whole wide world for Jesus!
O faint not by the way!
The cross shall surely conquer
In this our glorious day. [Refrain]

3 The whole wide world for Jesus!
The marching order sound:
Go ye and preach the gospel
Wherever man is found.
The whole wide world for Jesus!
Ride forth, O conquering King,
Through all the mighty nations,
The world to glory bring! [Refrain]


Source: Children's Hymnal #98

Author: J. Demster Hammond

Born: May 9, 1841, Chenango County, New York. Died: December 3, 1920, Berkeley, California. John was the son of Stephen Yates Hammond (1809-1892) and Martha Adams Hammond (1809-1863), and husband of Sarah Elizabeth Powers Hammond (1843-1918). A minister like his father, he served in the Genesee (now Western New York) Conference, the Wisconsin & Nevada Conference, and the California Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. --www.hymntime.com/tch/  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The whole wide world for Jesus This shall our watchword be
Title: The Whole Wide World
Author: J. Demster Hammond
Language: English
Publication Date: 1880
Copyright: Public Domain

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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #503

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