'Tis dividing the world

'Tis dividing the world

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Tis dividing the world]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 ‘Tis dividing the world,
Oh! my friend, it is true,
The dear cross of Jesus,
On which side are you?
Are you scoffing his grace,
Like the thief at his side?
Or seeking the mercy of Christ crucified?
‘Tis dividing the world,
Look abroad and behold,
The armies of satan, defiant and bold,
With the weapons of sin, they unitedly stand,
Obeying the captain of sins dark command,
Obeying the captain of sins dark command,
On which side, on which side,
On which side are you?
Arrayed with God’s enemies, or friends tried and true?

2 ‘Tis dividing the word,
Look again you shall see,
Tho’ prince of salvation,
Oh yes, it is he,
‘Tis the Savior of men,
Who arose from the dead,
Now glory and honor, encircle his head;
‘Tis dividing the world,
But his promises are,
A crowd and a robe for the faithful to wear,
And the song of the victor at last he shall sing,
Who battles for Jesus, our Savior and King,
On which side, on which side,
On which side are you?
Arrayed with God’s enemies, or friends tried and true?

Source: Triumphant Songs No.1 #204

Author: William A. Ogden

William A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

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First Line: 'Tis dividing the world
Author: William A. Ogden

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Inspiring Hymns #d303
The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d106
Triumphant Songs No.1 #204TextAudioPage Scan



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