We're volunteers for Jesus

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1 We’re volunteers for Jesus,
His orders we obey,
We march in line together,
Along the King’s highway;
We love the Master’s service,
And work with all our might,
We try to please our Captain,
And dare to do the right.

We make no compromise,
We make no compromise,
Never, never, never will we yield;
We make no compromise,
We make no compromise,
Never, never, but die upon the field.

2 Our lives are on the altar,
Our trust is in the Lord,
We charge the foe in battle,
And carry out his word;
In Jesus’ name we’ll conquer,
And claim the victor’s crown,
But never cease the struggle,
Nor lay the armor down. [Refrain]

3 We preach a full salvation,
A gospel that will save,
An undefiled religion,
The same that Jesus gave;
We live and die for others,
A true and valiant band,
Enlisted in the army
For God and native land. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #52

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Michigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We're volunteers for Jesus
Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Refrain First Line: We make no compromise
Copyright: Public Domain



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