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We are living we are dwelling in a grand and awful




We are living, we are dwelling,
in a grand and awful time,
In an age on ages telling;
to be living is sublime.
Hark! the waking up of nations,
hosts advancing to the fray;
Hark! what soundeth is creation’s
groaning for the latter day.


Will ye play, then? will ye dally
far behind the battle line?
Up! it is Jehovah’s rally;
God’s own arm hath need of thine.
Worlds are charging, heaven beholding;
thou hast but an hour to fight;
Now, the blazoned cross unfolding, on,
right onward for the right!


Sworn to yield, to waver, never;
consecrated, born again;
Sworn to be Christ’s soldiers ever,
O for Christ at least be men!
O let all the soul within you
for the truth’s sake go abroad!
Strike! let every nerve and sinew
tell on ages, tell for God.


---Alternative verses---


WE are living, we are dwelling
In a grand and awful time—
In an age on ages telling:
To be living is sublime.
Hark! the onset! will ye fold your
Faith-clad arms in lazy lock?
Up oh, up! thou drowsy Soldier;
Worlds are charging to the shock.


Worlds are charging, heaven beholding;
Thou hast but an hour to fight,
Now, the blazon’d cross unfolding,
On! right onward for the right.
On! let all the soul within you
For the truth’s sake go abroad:
Strike! let every nerve and sinew
Tell on ages—tell for God.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1840
      Bible Refs: Eph 6:12;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      2005# 519
      1956# 421
      MUSIC
      Name: AUSTRIA
      Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1797
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 7 8 7 D
        8 7 8 7 D
        8 7 8 7 D

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