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We'll Help the Cause Along

We must work and pray together, Working, praying for the right

Author: Josephine Pollard
Tune: [We must work and pray together] (Doane)
Published in 13 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We must work and pray together,
Working, praying for the right;
We must fight against the evil,
Till we conquer by our might.

We’re strong to do, we’re strong to dare,
In faith and hope we’re strong;
United thus in strength and prayer,
We’ll help the cause along.

2 In defense of truth and justice,
Like a bulwark we must stand;
And the soul that’s full of courage
Will give courage to the hand. [Refrain]

3 We must work and not be weary,
Though we conquer not today;
For the rescue of our brothers,
We must work as well as pray. [Refrain]

4 Hark! the crystal streams and fountains
Swell the chorus of our song;
And they seem to be rejoicing
As they help the cause along. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #93

Author: Josephine Pollard

Josephine Pollard USA 1834-1892. Born at NYC, NY, one of seven children and daughter of an architect, she attended an exclusive girls school, Spingler Institute, and was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a founding member of the professional women’s club, Sorosis. She never married. She became an author, poet, and hymnist, writing many children’s books and for children’s magazines, including Harper’s, Scribner’s, and the New York Ledger. She wrote 44 books, mostly religious, for children, but also about history, birds, sports and games, and adventure stories. She also wrote 100+ hymn lyrics as well. She worked as an editor for the Sunday School Times and for the Methodist Book Concern, where she edited… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We must work and pray together, Working, praying for the right
Title: We'll Help the Cause Along
Author: Josephine Pollard
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We're strong to do, we're strong to dare
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Glorious Tidings #d167

Gospel Bells #d152

Gospel Bells #d154

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Hymns that Help #45

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Jubilant Voices for Sunday Schools and Devotional Meetings #47

Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d302

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Riches of Grace #146

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #641

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Songs of the Kingdom #216

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The Bright Array #93

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The Epworth Hymnal #302

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The Master's Call #143

The Tidal Wave #d55

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