So far in 2023, 13 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

Your donation:

Who Is on the Lord's Side?

Representative Text

1. Who is on the Lord’s side? Who will serve the King?
Who will be His helpers, other lives to bring?
Who will leave the world’s side? Who will face the foe?
Who is on the Lord’s side? Who for Him will go?
By Thy call of mercy, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

2. Not for weight of glory, nor for crown and palm,
Enter we the army, raise the warrior psalm;
But for love that claimeth lives for whom He died:
He whom Jesus saveth marches on His side.
By Thy love constraining, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

3. Jesus, Thou hast bought us, not with gold or gem,
But with Thine own lifeblood, for Thy diadem;
With Thy blessing filling each who comes to Thee,
Thou hast made us willing, Thou hast made us free.
By Thy grand redemption, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

4. Fierce may be the conflict, strong may be the foe,
But the King’s own army none can overthrow;
’Round His standard ranging, vict’ry is secure,
For His truth unchanging makes the triumph sure.
Joyfully enlisting, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

5. Chosen to be soldiers, in an alien land,
Chosen, called, and faithful, for our Captain’s band;
In the service royal, let us not grow cold,
Let us be right loyal, noble, true and bold.
Master, wilt Thou keep us, by Thy grace divine,
Always on the Lord’s side—Savior, always Thine!

Source: 50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #50

Author: Frances R. Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >



Instances (1 - 28 of 28)
TextPage Scan

50 Favorites #50

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #516

Page Scan

Complete Mission Praise #769

TextPage Scan

CPWI Hymnal #541

Hymns and Psalms #722a

Hymns and Psalms #722b

TextPage Scan

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #450

TextPage Scan

Hymns of Faith #478

Hymns of the Christian Life #359

Page Scan

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #421

Page Scan

Redemption Hymnal #431

Page Scan

Rejoice Hymns #667

TextPage Scan

Sing Joyfully #518

Page Scan

Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #406

TextPage Scan

The Celebration Hymnal #674

The Christian Life Hymnal #436


The Cyber Hymnal #7423


The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #484

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #533a

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #533b


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #707

TextPage Scan

The Worshiping Church #666


Timeless Truths #841

TextPage Scan

Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #587

TextPage Scan

Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #588

TextPage Scan

Worship and Service Hymnal #415

Worship His Majesty #580

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #354

Include 411 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us