Scripture Verse

The Christ of God. Luke 9:20


Calvin W. Laufer (1874–1938)

Words: Cal­vin W. Lau­fer, 1934.

Music: La­dy­well Will­iam H. Fer­gu­son, 1919 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Fer­gu­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O Thou eter­nal Christ of God,
Ride on, ride on, ride on!
Establish Thou for­ev­er­more
The triumph now begun.
A mighty host, by Thee redeemed,
Is marching in Thy train,
Thine is the kingdom and the power,
And Thou in love shalt reign.

O holy Sav­ior of mankind,
Ride on, ride on, ride on!
We bear with Thee the scourge and cross
If so Thy will is done.
And be the road uphill or down,
Unbroken or well trod,
We go with Thee to claim and build
A city unto God.

O Thou whose dreams enthrall the heart,
Ride on, ride on, ride on!
Ride on till tyranny and greed
Are ev­er­more undone.
In mart and court and parliament
The common good increase,
Till men at last shall ring the bells
Of brotherhood and peace.

O Thou who art the life and light,
Exalted Lord and King,
We hail Thine august majesty
And loud hosanna sing,
Until in every land and clime
Thine ends of love are won:
O Christ, Re­deem­er, brother, friend,
Ride on, ride on, ride on!