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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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Audio files: MIDI

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!

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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