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No. 167 Oh, Then Follow Jesus

Verse 1:
Will you from the Savior turn away?
There is life within His word;
Just one step may lead you far astray,
Nevermore to find your Lord.

Refrain:
Oh, then follow Jesus, yielding all,
Know no will but His alone;
‘Tis a childlike spirit Jesus loves;
Led by love, we are His own.

Verse 2:
Will you from the Savior turn away,
Worshiping at mammon’s shrine?
Lo, your idols soon shall turn to clay;
How can pleasure then by thine?

Verse 3:
Will you from the Savior turn away?
Near the gate your footsteps press;
Oh, let naught progress now delay,
Soon your soul shall peace possess.

Mrs. E.C. Ellsworth/J. Calvin Bushey

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No. 166 Go Forth

(Sing to Tune Above)–otherwise known as “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”. I had never heard these lyrics. I like them very much.

Verse 1:
Go forth, go forth to battle!
Tho’ strong the foe may be,
The might God of battles
Is stronger far than he;
Thy faith shall be thine armor,
And love shall keep it bright:
No one can be the victor
Unless he stand and fight.

Verse 2:
Go forth, see now God’s kingdom
Besieged by giants grim;
Smite right and left with vigor,
And show thy love for Him;
Be watchful; never sleepeth
The enemy of souls;
He would rejoice to gather
Thy soul among the spoils.

Verse 3:
Go forth, go forth to battle,
That may be fierce and strong,
But measured by God’s future,
At best ’twill not be long;
Fear not, tho’ Satan’s legions
Loud vaunt with boastful words,
But think with exultation,
“The battle is the Lord’s.”

Mattie Pearson Smith

No. 165 Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus

Verse 1:
Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high your royal banner,
It must not suffer loss;
From vict’ry unto vict’ry,
His army shall He lead,
Till ev’ry foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.

Verse 2:
Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
Ye dare not trust your own;
Put on the gospel armor,
Each piece put on with prayer;
Where duty calls, or danger,
Be never wanting there.

Verse 3:
Stand up, stand up for Jesus
The strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle,
The next the victor’s song.
To Him that overcometh,
A crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory
Shall reign eternally.

Geo. Duffield/Geo. Webb

No. 163 Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

(For Christmas)

Verse 1:
Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Over the hills of Palestine,
There the Child Jesus slumbereth sweet,
And we would bow and His blessed feet.
Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Over the hills of Palestine,
Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Over the hills of Palestine.

Verse 2:
Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Shedding thy beauteous rays divine,
Light the dark places held in sin’s thrall,
Bringing thy peace and goodwill to all.
Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Shedding thy beauteous rays divine,
Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Shedding thy beauteous rays divine.

Verse 3:
Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Into the hearts that faint and pine,
Show the Child Jesus, humble, but King
Born to compassion and comfort bring.
Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Into the hearts that faint and pine,
Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Into the hearts that faint and pine.

Verse 4:
Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Over this earthly home of mine,
How the dear Jesus, dwelling with me,
Keepeth me pure and from sinning free.
Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Into this earthly home of mine
Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Into this earthly home of mine.

Mattie Pearson Smith/J.M. Stillman

No. 162 The Lord is Risen

At the end of the refrain, sopranos sing the main line, holding the word “lost”, while the altos sing the words in parentheses and the men sing those in brackets.

Verse 1:
The Lord, the Lord is risen!
Exulting angels sing!
He’s left the grave’s dark prison,
And death has lost its sting.

Refrain:
The Lord, the Lord is risen!
Exulting angels sing!
He’s left the grave’s dark prison,
And death has lost its sting.
(And death has lost, has lost its sting.)
[And death, and death has lost its sting.]

Verse 2:
No more shall men in anguish
His bleeding wounds survey,
No more disciples languish,
He comes! the Star of day.

Verse 3:
Bring flowers, sweetest flowers,
His pathway to adorn,
And hail the joyous hours
Of this fair Easter morn.

Minnie C. Ballard/E.B. Smith

No. 161 International Sunday School Hymn

Air: “John Brown’s Body”

At the time, “Sunday-School” was in the hyphenated stage of trying to become one word. This, obviously, failed. “To-day”, however, did eventually become one word.

Verse 1:
Hail our glorious Leader, might Captain of our band!
Listen, comrades, listen to the word of His command;
Lift His banner higher, let it float o’er all the land;
Still follow where He leads.

Refrain:
Follow, follow Christ our Leader,
Loyal hearts, be true to Him forever,
Naught on earth from Him shall sever;
He leads to victory.

Verse 2:
Lo! a might army is the Sunday-School to-day;
See its royal colors as it marches on its way;
Jesus goes before us while we watch and fight and pray
And follow where He leads.

Verse 3:
Enemies are ’round us, there are fears and foes within;
Jesus will defend us as we face the hosts of sin;
Trusting in our Captain, we the victory shall win;
We follow where He leads.

Verse 4:
Hear the tread of thousands that are falling into line!
Welcome, comrades, welcome, for our Leader is divine;
Forward, at His signal, till the lights of heaven shine,
Still follow where He leads.

Julia H. Johnston

No. 160 All My Life Long

Verse 1:
All my life long have my steps been attended
Surely by One who regarded my ways;
Tenderly watched over, sweetly befriended,
Blessings have follow’d my nights and my days;
Tears have been quenched in the sunshine of gladness,
Anthems of sorrow been turned into song;
Angels have guarded the gateways of sadness,
Summer and winter, yes, all my life long.

Verse 2:
All in the dark would I be, and uncertain
Whither to go, but for One at my side,
Who from the future removes the dim curtain
Lining the glory to mortals denied;
No other friend could so patiently lead me,
No other friend prove so faithful and strong;
With angels’ food He has promised to feed me,
Who hath befriended me all my life long.

Verse 3:
He will not weary, O blessed assurance!
Infinite love will the finite outlast;
But for my heavenly Father’s assurance,
Into the depths of despair I were cast;
This is my star in a midnight of sorrow,
This is my refuge, my strength and my song;
Earth is today, but there’s heaven tomorrow,
And Jesus will guide me all my live long.

Josephine Pollard/C.E. Pollock