C. B. Evans

THE love of Christ constraineth;

Oh, let the watchword ring

Till all the world adoring

To Jesus’ feet it bring.

Till north and south the kingdoms

Shall own His glorious sway,

And east and west the nations

Rejoice to see His Day.


The love of Christ constraineth;

At home, abroad, where’er

By sea or shore abiding

His Name and sign we bear.

We ask not that our service

Or great or small may be,

If only Thou wilt own it,

Dear Lord, as unto Thee.


The love of Christ constraineth;

And we who trust His Word,

Who know and feel its power

To gladder service stirred,

Shall neither faint nor falter,

Though dark the night and long,

And weak our hands that labour;

His strength shall make us strong.


The love of Christ constraineth,

Then let us work and pray,

And watch the glad appearing

Of that triumphant day,

When Father, Son, and Spirit,

By every tongue confessed,

All earth His broad dominion

In His dear love shall rest.


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