Lord Jesus Christ For Love Of Thee


Lord Jesus Christ! For love of thee,
And by thy grace enduring,
They fought of old the goodly fight,
Our larger life ensuring;
For thee with soul of sacrifice
Iniquity assailing,
They did thy work, they wrought thy will,
And left thy Cross prevailing.

Lord Jesus Christ! For love of thee,
With that same grace inspiring,
We take thy banner from their hands,
To higher deeds aspiring;
For thee we front the force of sin,
With faith and hope unfailing,
Grant us our fathers’ blessing still,
To see thy Cross prevailing.

Lord Jesus Christ! For love of thee,
With that same grace sustaining,
Behind us march our eager sons,
Each tempting truce disdaining;
For thee with flashing eyes they move,
Thy future glory hailing,
O let them win the golden dream,
And see thy Cross prevailing.

Lord Jesus Christ! For love of thee,
And by thy grace abounding,
Our triumph song through earth and heaven
At last shall be resounding;
‘Glory and honor to the Lamb
For all his store travailing,
Forever and forevermore
His Cross shall be prevailing.’