Scripture Verse

Go and make disciples of all nations. Matthew 28:19

Introduction

Words: Lan­ta W. Smith, in Pen­te­cost­al Hymns No. 1 (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Hope Pub­lish­ing, 1894), num­ber 32.

Music: G. Ta­bor Thomp­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

The world must be taken for the Lord;
Onward, soldiers, and arm ye for the fight.
In His name now watch and fight and pray,
Till all foes fear and tremble at the sight.

Refrain

Ever onward, Christian soldier,
The world must be taken for the Lord,
Ever onward be your watchword,
The world must be taken for the Lord.

The world must be taken for the Lord;
And if faithful we know that we shall win.
Each day there’s a shout along the line
As we capture some citadel of sin.

Refrain

The world must be taken for the Lord;
Final victory is nearer every day.
The past holds no record of a time
When so many as now the Lord obey.

Refrain

The world must be taken for the Lord;
Every nation and land shall yet be won.
His banner shall wave o’er all the world,
For our God with His army marches on.

Refrain