Scripture Verse

Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17

Introduction

Words: Ma­jor Pear­son, in Gos­pel Jew­els, by Ralph E. Hud­son (Cleve­land Ohio: Pub­lish­ing House of the Ev­an­gel­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion, 1890), num­ber 125.

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

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Pear­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

Never let your courage fail you,
Never let your spirits faint;
Never, never think of failure,
Be a working saint.

Refrain

Keep on working, keep on praying,
Keep on fighting with the Spirit’s sword;
Keep on working, keep on praying;
Keep on trusting in the mighty Lord.

Turn away from faithless cowards,
Help the weak, and cheer the brave;
Trust in God, and pressing forward,
Strive the world to save.

Refrain

With the voice of holy living,
Praise the Lord for what is done!
Keep on getting, keep on giving,
Till the world is won.

Refrain

Be not idle, God beholds us,
Bear the fruits of heav’nly grace;
Spend more time alone with Jesus,
See God face to face.

Refrain