Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.@1 Corinthians 16:13

Thomas E. McDougall, in Pure Gold for the Sunday School, by Robert Lowry & Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main, 1871).

W. Howard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane (1832-1915)

Guard the Bible well,
All its foes repel,
The sweet story tell
Of the Lord;
Guard what God revealed,
As our sun and shield;
Never, never yield
His holy Word.

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Rouse, then Christians,
Rally for the Bible!
Work on, pray on,
Spread the truth abroad;
Stand, then, like men,
In the cause triumphant,
For the Bible is the Word of God.

Book of love divine,
Precious words of Thine,
Let it ever shine
All abroad;
In the Spirit’s might
We must win the fight,
For this Gospel light,
The truth of God.

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Shout the Bible song,
Swell the mighty throng,
In the cause be strong,
Of the right;
Look to God in prayer
When the foe you dare,
And forever wear
His armor bright.

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O, ye Christian band,
For this Bible stand,
By the Lord’s command,
Ne’er give o’er;
Lead the army on
Till the strife is done,
And the cause is won,
Forevermore.

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