True-hearted, Whole-hearted

As you can see, “allegiance” was once spelt with one “l” and and “e” where the second “a” is now. From the preceding sentence, you can also see that I favor an older style of verb past tense. As you might have guessed from my posts, I am a linguist. I love language in all of its legitimate (unbiased and unoffending) forms and variety.

Verse 1:
True-hearted, whole-hearted, faithful and loyal
King of our lives; by Thy grace we will be
Under the standard exalted and royal,
Strong in Thy strength we will battle for Thee.

Refrain:
Peal out the watchword! silence it never!
Song of our spirits rejoicing and free;
Peal out the watchword! loyal forever,
King of our lives, by Thy grace we will be.

Verse 2:
True-hearted, whole-hearted, fullest alegience,
Yielding henceforth to our glorious King;
Valiant endeavor and loving obedience,
Freely and joyously now would we bring.

Verse 3:
True-hearted, whole-hearted, Saviour all-glorious!
Take Thy great power and reign there alone,
Over our wills and affections victorious,
Freely surrendered and wholly Thine own.

Verse 4:
Jesus is with us, His rest is before us,
Brightly His standard is waving above;
Brothers, dear brothers, in gathering chorus,
Peal out the watchword of courage and love.

Frances R. Havergal/Geo.C. Stebbins

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