Scripture Verse

Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. Numbers 13:30

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: J. B. Young­blood, in New Har­vest Bells, ed­it­ed by Mrs. Will­iam E. Penn, W. H. Mor­ris & Eli­sha A. Hoff­man (Eu­re­ka Springs, Ar­kan­sas: Mrs. Will­iam E. Penn, 1900), num­ber 63 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Come, all ye Christian soldiers,
And form a mighty band,
Put on the Gospel armor,
Go forth and take the land;
Do battle for the Master,
His enemies pursue;
With Jesus for your captain,
Be strong, and brave, and true.

Refrain

We’ll go out and take the land,
Behind His banner grand;
With Jesus as our captain,
We’ll go out and take the land.

The harvest now is ready,
And there is much to do;
Our numbers seem so many,
Still laborers are few;
The souls of men are dying
Without a hope of life;
Then go ye forward, bravely
Contending in the strife.

Refrain

Yes, bravely go ye forward,
It is the Lord’s command:
Go out and teach all nations
Of every name and land;
Go tell them of the Savior
Who died to set us free,
And offers full salvation
To sinners such as we.

Refrain