Brothers, joining hand to hand

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1. Brothers, joining hand to hand,
In one bond united,
Pressing onward to that land
Where all wrongs are righted:
Let your words and actions be
Worthy your vocation;
Chosen of the Lord, and free,
Heirs of Christ’s salvation.

2. Christ, the Way, the Truth, the Life,
Who hath gone before you
Through the turmoil and the strife,
Holds His banner o’er you;
All who see the sacred sign
Press towards Heav’ns portal,
Fired by hope that is divine,
Love that is immortal.

3. They who follow fear no foe,
Care not who assail them;
Where the Master leads, they go,
He will never fail them;
Courage, brothers! we are one,
In the love that sought us;
Soon the warfare shall be done,
Through the grace He brought us.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #534

Author: J. A. Warner

Warner, John Allan, s. of John Warner, F.R.C.S., was b. in North London, May 16, 1851, and educated at the Southwark Miss. College. Ordained D. 1878, P. 1879, he was Curate of St. Paul's, Southampton, 1878-80, and later of other parishes until 1888, when he became Vicar of Hadlow Down, Sussex. He is the author of a considerable number of hymns. Sixty of these were published in 1900 as Sixty Supplemental Hymns (Uckfield: J. Brooker & Sons). From this Supplement, "Brothers, joining hand in hand" (For Men's Services and Clubs), in the 1904 ed. of Hymns Ancient & Modern is taken. Several of Mr. Warner's hymns were written for special occasions, and printed as leaflets, in which form they had extensive circulation, especially " The Nation's Pra… Go to person page >

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Author: J. A. Warner



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