Scripture Verse

Come over to Macedonia and help us. Acts 16:9


Words: Ja­cob B. Smith, in the Church and Sun­day School Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by John D. Brunk (Scott­dale, Penn­syl­van­ia: Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing House, 1902), num­ber 327.

Music: Im­ma­nu­el’s Ban­ner Am­an­da Motte (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Motte (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Jacob B. Smith (1870–1951)


At home and abroad, on life’s bat­tle­field,
Brave sol­diers are need­ed their ser­vice to yield
For Je­sus who died that all might have life.
Come en­ter the bat­tle, be bold in the strife.


The trum­pet is sound­ing, we’re off to the fray,
Immanuel’s ban­ner we’ll lift up to­day.
Then on­ward, still on­ward in His name we go,
Till all of His crea­tures the Lord’s name will know.

Our cap­tain is call­ing for vol­un­teers now,
Let all to His man­dates sub­miss­ive­ly bow;
Not life and not friends let any hold dear
While cries of the needy break out on your ear.


Oh, who then will go in the strength of the Lord,
Uplifting His ban­ner, pro­claiming His word?
Who will help to re­deem dy­ing souls from the grave,
In tell­ing of Je­sus, the migh­ty to save?