Scripture Verse

Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:3

Introduction

Words: M. Sor­in, in The Wells of Sal­va­tion, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney & Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1881), num­ber 157, alt.

Music: Vic­tor­ville Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Sor­in’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

Raise the Christian banner high,
Flashing crimson through the sky,
Shout the Christian battle cry—
Jesus died for all.

Thro’ this world of sin and woe
Let the cheerful tidings go;
Let the ransomed nations know,
Jesus died for all.

While the hand can hold a sword,
While the tongue can lisp a word,
Publish loud with one accord,
Jesus died for all.

Lo, the signs upon the sky,
Victory’s coming—victory’s nigh,
Nations catch the battle cry,
Jesus died for all.

Soon the triumph will begin,
Soon He’ll make an end of sin,
Soon He’ll bring His kingdom in;
Jesus died for all.

O’er the land and o’er the sea,
To the bondman and the free,
Sound the holy jubilee,
Jesus died for all.