Scripture Verse

Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15

Introduction

Words: S. M. Aus­tin, 1909. Ap­peared in Hymns of Hea­ven­ly Har­mo­ny, ed­it­ed by Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1910), num­ber 111.

Music: Fred Chal­mers (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Aus­tin or Chal­mers’ full name, or where to get good pho­tos of them (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

We have orders from the King,
And His word we must obey;
Every soldier true, must his duty do
In His service every day.

Refrain

For we have orders from the King,
To the fight He bids us go;
The world to Him we now must bring,
We have orders from the King;
For we have orders from the King,
To the fight He bids us go;
Each soul be ready, march firm and steady,
The King is calling us today.

We have orders from the King,
And the fight for truth is on;
With our sword in hand, for the right we’ll stand
Till the day for God is won.

Refrain

We have orders from the King,
We will never turn aside;
We will fear no foe, we are safe, we know,
While with Jesus we abide.

Refrain