The world for Jesus

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1 The world for Jesus—earnestly
We’ll work as well as pray;
With armor bright maintain the fight,
Till victory crowns the day.

All the world, all the world,
All the world for Jesus!
With armor bright maintain the fight,
Till victory crowns the day.

2 The world for Jesus—patiently
The cross below we’ll bear,
Till, suffering o’er, we lay it down,
The crown above to wear. [Refrain]

3 The world for Jesus—joyfully
We lift our waiting eyes
To wondrous signs upon the earth,
To wonders in the skies. [Refrain]

4 The world for Jesus—gloriously
The shout will rise, Amen;
The Lord, the God omnipotent,
On earth has come to reign. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #115

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey. Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >

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First Line: The world for Jesus
Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Refrain First Line: All the world
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