We are under marching orders to go into all the world

We are under marching orders to go into all the world

Author: E. A. Hoffman
Tune: [We are under marching orders to go into all the world]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are under marching orders to go into all the world,
Jesus gave us the commission long ago,
In his name to preach the Gospel to the lost in ev’ry land,
Till the whole, wide earth is love and grace may know.

Refrain:
Take your orders from the Master,
Take position in the line;
We shall conquer, for we follow
Jesus Christ, the Lord divine.

2 We are under marching orders from the lips of our dear Lord,
He has chosen us as heralds of his grace,
And he bids us witness for him till the banner of the Cross,
Shall wave over a redeem’d and holy race. [Refrain]

3 We are under marching orders from our great and mighty King;
Let us do our duty at the Lord’s command,
And if we are true and faithful all the world shall be redeem’d,
And salvation’s stream shall flow through ev’ry land. [Refrain]

4 We are under marching orders and we never will retreat,
Till our Master has subdued his many foes,
Till we plant salvation’s banner over ev’ry hill and plain,
And earth’s desert places blossom as the rose. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel: for use in all religious meetings #62

Author: E. A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are under marching orders to go into all the world
Author: E. A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Take your orders from

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #60

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New Songs of the Gospel #62

Spirit of Praise #d139

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