Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.@Matthew 5:16
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

David J. Beattie, in Great Revival Hymns No. 2, edited by Homer A. Rodeheaver & Bentley D. Ackley (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania & Chicago, Illinois: Rodeheaver Company, 1913), number 155.

Deborah Charles H. Gabriel, 1913 (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hymnals show the composer as T. R. Allen, one of Gabriel’s pseudonyms.

We are little heralds,
Marching thro’ the land,
Bearing joyful tidings,
At our king’s command.

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Join with ours your voices—
Let earth’s kingdoms ring,
Loud with endless praises,
Unto Christ our king.

Jesus is our watchword,
As we onward go;
With His banner o’er us,
We will fear no foe.

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He is ever faithful,
Good and kind and true;
And He watches o’er us,
Whatsoe’er we do.

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Joined in love together,
Hearts made pure and free;
In this world of darkness,
Joyful lights we’ll be.

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