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11. Rise, and Let Him in!

Verse 1:
Do you hear the Savior’s voice calling, calling you to-night?
And that voice so soft and sweet, bide you come into the light;

Refrain:
Rise, and let Him in;
Rise and let Him in,
Rise, brother, rise, brother,
Rise, and let the Savior come in;
He is calling, calling now, do you hear His loving voice?
Rise, and let Him in.

Verse 2:
Oh! such wondrous, wondrous love; He has died for you and me;
He is pleading, pleading now, hear the voice ’tis calling thee;

Verse 3:
He is knocking, knocking still, asks admission to your heart;
Don’t reject the tender call, do not say to Him, depart;

Verse 4:
Soon the days of grass are o’er, soon before Him we shall stand;
Angel voices calling now welcome to the heav’nly land;

E.E. McN./E.E. McNeill
Copyright 1894

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10. Put My Name on the List

Verse 1:
Who’ll enroll his name in the army of the King?
Who will sign a life enlistment, and his full allegiance bring?
For the cause demands ev’ry noble gift and power;
Who will follow after Jesus? who’ll begin this very hour?

Refrain:
Put my name on the list of the army of the King,
To fight His royal battles, and His glory sing;
And when the sunset bells shall their final vict’ry ring,
I’ll have a joyful welcome in the palace of the King.

Verse 2:
Who will wield the sword of the Spirit, strong and true?
Who will join the royal army, and the Leader’s bidding do?
Who will take the shield of the faith that’s sure to win,
And the “helmet of salvation,” in the warfare waged with sin?

Verse 3:
Who are on the side of the good, the true, the pure?
Who will raise the mighty standard? who will to the end endure?
Who will march, or halt, as the trumpet-call shall sound?
Who will bear the cross for Jesus, till with starry light he’s crowned?

E.E. Hewitt/Wm.J. Kirkpatrick
Copyright 1891

9. Jesus Leads

This song has a Bible verse at the top to explain the writer’s inspiration and directions regarding how it is to be sung. In the verses, the women sing the top “Jesus leads…Jesus leads” and the men the words in parentheses.

“And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him; for they know his voice.”-John 10:4

Andante

Verse 1:
Like a shepherd, tender, true,
Jesus leads,…Jesus leads,…
(Jesus leads, Jesus leads,)
Daily finds us pastures new,
Jesus leads,…Jesus leads;…
(Jesus leads, Jesus leads;)
If thick mists are o’er the way,
Or the flock ‘mid danger feeds,
He will watch them lest they stray,
Jesus leads,…Jesus leads.
(Jesus leads.)

Verse 2:
All along life’s rugged road
Jesus leads,…Jesus leads,…
(Jesus leads, Jesus leads,)
Till we reach yon blest abode,
Jesus leads,…Jesus leads;…
(Jesus leads, Jesus leads;)
All the way, before, He’s trod,
And He now the flock precedes,
Safe into the fold of God
Jesus leads,…Jesus leads.
(Jesus leads.)

Verse 3:
Thro’ the sunlit ways of life
Jesus leads,…Jesus leads,…
(Jesus leads, Jesus leads,)
Thro’ the warrings and the strife,
Jesus leads,…Jesus leads;…
(Jesus leads, Jesus leads;)
He will spread the waves aside,
Jesus leads,…Jesus leads.
(Jesus leads.)

Jno. R. Sweney
Copyright 1893

8. Blessed Jesus, Keep Me “Right”

I do not usually alter the words to the hymns I post. However, in this case, due to changes in how language is used, the original word “white” could easily be misconstrued. In this hymn, “white” means “clean”, “pure” or “right” as opposed to the “scarlet” stain of sin. I have used “right” to preserve the rhyme scheme. This hymn was not meant, at the time it was written, to imply that the color of one’s skin had any relation to one’s worth. We are all judged by God according to the contents of our hearts.

In the refrain, the women sing the top line and the men the one below it in parentheses.

Verse 1:
Blessed Jesus Thou art, mine,
All I have is wholly Thine;
Thou dost dwell within my heart,
Make it clean in ev’ry part.

Refrain:
Blessed Jesus, keep me “right”, keep me “right”,
(Blessed Jesus, keep me “right”,)
Keep me walking, keep me walking in the light,
(Keep me walking in the light,)
All I have is wholly Thine,
(All I have is wholly Thine),
Blessed Jesus, Thou art mine.
(Blessed Jesus, Thou art mine).

Verse 2:
I am safe within the fold,
All my cares on Thee are roll’d;
I enjoy the sweetest rest,
For I’m leaning on Thy breast.

Verse 3:
Precious Jesus, day by day,
Keep me in the holy way;
Keep my mind in perfect peace,
Ev’ry day my faith increase.

P.P.B./P.P. Bilborn
Copyright 1885

7. Wonderful Peace

Here we have “to-night”, the middle stage of two words becoming one.

Verse 1:
Far away in the depths of my spirit to-night,
Rolls a melody sweeter than psalm;
In celestial like strains it unceasingly falls
O’er my soul like an infinite calm.

Refrain:
Peace! Peace! Wonderful peace,
Coming down from the Father above;
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray,
In fathomless billows of love.

Verse 2:
What a treasure have I in this wonderful peace,
Buried deep in the heart of my soul;
So secure that no power can mine it away,
While the years of eternity roll.

Verse 3:
I am resting tonight to-night in this wonderful peace,
Resting sweetly in Jesus’ control;
For I’m kept from all danger by night and by day,
And His glory is flooding my soul.

Verse 4:
And me thinks when I rise to that City of peace,
Where the Author of peace I shall see,
That one strain of of the song which the ransomed will sing,
In that heavenly kingdom will be.

Verse 5:
Ah! soul, are you here without comfort or rest,
Marching down the rough pathway of time?
Make Jesus your friend ere the shadows grow dark;
Oh, accept of this peace so sublime.

Rev. W.D. Cornell/Rev. W.G. Cooper

6. Keep Close to Jesus

In the late 1800s/early 1900s, many of the individual words that we now use, such as “goodbye” were still in the hyphenated stage of changing from two words into one. So, “good-bye” in the last verse was the correct spelling at the time.

Verse 1:
When you start for the land of heavenly rest,
Keep close to Jesus all the way;
For He is the Guide, and He knows the way best,
Keep close to Jesus all the way.

Refrain:
Keep close to Jesus,
Keep close to Jesus,
Keep close to Jesus all the way;
By day or by night never turn from the right,
Keep close to Jesus all the way.

Verse 2:
Never mind the storms or trials as you go,
Keep close to Jesus all the way;
‘Tis a comfort and joy His favor to know,
Keep close to Jesus all the way.

Verse 3:
To be safe from the darts of the evil one,
Keep close to Jesus all the way;
Take the shield of faith till the vict’ry is won,
Keep close to Jesus all the way.

Verse 4:
We shall reach our home in heaven by and by,
Keep close to Jesus all the way;
Where to those we love we’ll never say good-bye,
Keep close to Jesus all the way.

J.L./John Lane
Copyright 1892, 1893

5. Can a Boy Forget his Mother?

Verse 1:
Can a boy forget his mother’s pray’r,
When he has wandered God knows where?
It’s down the path of death and shame,
But mother’s pray’rs are heard the same!

Refrain:
Come back, my boy, come back, I say,
And walk now, in thy mother’s way!
Come back, my boy, come back, I say,
And walk now, in thy mother’s way.

Verse 2:
Can a boy forget his mother’s face,
Whose heart was kind and filled with grace?
Her loving voice it echoes sweet:
She waits, she longs her boy to meet!

Verse 3:
Can a boy forget his mother’s door,
From which he wandered years before?
With tears and sighs she said, “Good-bye,
Meet me, my boy, beyond the sky!”

Verse 4:
Can a boy forget that she is dead,
Though many years have passed and fled?
Those tears, that pray’r, that sweet “Good-bye;”
She waits to welcome thee on high!

J.H.W./J.H. Weber
Copyright 1880