F. R. Havergal

WHO is on the Lord’s side?

Who will serve the King?

Who will be His helpers

Other lives to bring?

Who will leave the world’s side?

Who will face the foe?

Who is on the Lord’s side?

Who for Him will go?

By Thy call of mercy,

By Thy grace divine,

We are on the Lord’s side,

Saviour, we are Thine.


Not for weight of glory,

Not for crown and palm,

Enter we the army,

Raise the warrior psalm;

But for love that claimeth

Lives for whom He died;

He whom Jesus nameth

Must be on His side.

By Thy love constraining,

By Thy grace divine,


Jesus, Thou hast bought us,

Not with gold or gem,

But with Thine own life-blood,

For Thy diadem.

With Thy blessing filling

Each who comes to Thee,

Thou hast made us willing,

Thou hast made us free.

By Thy grand redemption,

By Thy grace divine,


Fierce may be the conflict,

Strong may be the foe,

But the King’s own army,

None can overthrow.

Round His standard ranging

Victory is secure;

For His truth unchanging

Makes the triumph sure.

Joyfully enlisting

By Thy grace divine,


Chosen to be soldiers

In an alien land:

Chosen, called, and faithful,

For our Captain’s band:

In the service royal

Let us not grow cold;

Let us be right loyal,

Noble, true, and bold.

By Thy grand redemption,

By Thy grace divine,


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