Rally, and Stand

This life is a battle for Christ and the cross

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [This life is a battle for Christ and the cross]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 This life is a battle
For Christ and the cross,
Forward is our Lord’s command;
Thro’ the thickest of the fight
Bear His banner to the height!
Rally now for God and stand!

Chorus:
We shall conquer ev’ry foe!
Praising as we go!
Rally now for God, and stand!
If our Captain we obey
We can never lose the day!
Rally now for God, and stand!

2 This life is a battle
For Christ and the cross,
Christians shall possess the land.
It is sin we have to smite,
And for this we must unite,
Rally now for God and stand! [Chorus]

3 This life is a battle
For Christ and the cross,
Stirring is the thought and grand!
So to strive is our delight,
When we’re striving for the right,
Rally now for God and stand! [Chorus]

4 This life is a battle
For Christ and the cross,
Vision of the Church expand!
Thro’ the darkness of the night
We are marching into light,
Rally now for God and stand! [Chorus]


Source: Melodies of Salvation #187

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This life is a battle for Christ and the cross
Title: Rally, and Stand
Author: James M. Gray
Refrain First Line: We shall conquer every foe

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Melodies of Salvation #187

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