'Tis dividing the world

'Tis dividing the world

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

Audio files: MIDI

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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 Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

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

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Inspiring Hymns #216

The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d106

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Triumphant Songs No.1 #204

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