Hymns, #657

Encouragement - For Obedience to the Lord

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Lyrics:M. E. Barber
Music:William H. Monk

Hymn using same tune: #76


Can you be obedient

To the Lord of all,

Though the earth should totter,

Though the heav'ns should fall?

Face e'en a disaster

With a faith-filled heart,

Knowing naught can harm him

Who with Christ will start?


Can you be obedient

To the Lord you serve,

Never even flinch, friend,

Never even swerve;

Though your next step onward

Seem to lead to death?

Can you then obey Him

Without bated breath?


Can you trust your Leader

When He bids you go

Right into the battle

With a mighty foe?

Can you step up briskly

And with joy obey?

Can you fight the battle,

Till the end of day?


Can you? Then beloved,

Christ just waits for you;

Listen for His orders,

Glad His will to do;

Then when soldiers muster

At the set of sun,

And your name is mentioned,

Christ will say, "Well done."

Hymn #657