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The World Must Be Taken

The world must be taken for the Lord

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Tune: [The world must be taken for the Lord]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. The world must be taken for the Lord;
Onward, soldiers, and arm ye for the fight.
In His name now watch and fight and pray,
Till all foes fear and tremble at the sight.

Refrain
Ever onward, Christian soldier,
The world must be taken for the Lord,
Ever onward be your watchword,
The world must be taken for the Lord.

2. The world must be taken for the Lord;
And if faithful we know that we shall win.
Each day there’s a shout along the line
As we capture some citadel of sin. [Refrain]

3. The world must be taken for the Lord;
Final vict’ry is nearer ev’ry day.
The past holds no record of a time
When so many as now the Lord obey. [Refrain]

4. The world must be taken for the Lord;
Ev’ry nation and land shall yet be won.
His banner shall wave o’er all the world,
For our God with His army marches on. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7628

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The world must be taken for the Lord
Title: The World Must Be Taken
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Ever onward, Christian soldier
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #7628
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The Cyber Hymnal #7628

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