Christ, our glorious leader, calls to us today

Christ, our glorious leader, calls to us today

Author: Jewell C. Fretz
Tune: [Christ, our glorious leader, calls to us today]
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1. Christ, our glorious leader, calls to us today—
Gird the armor on and to the field away!
Slumber then no longer, His command obey,
And forevermore be free.
Refrain
Freedom! freedom! free in Christ, the Lord!
Freedom! freedom! trusting in His Word!
By His grace and in His strength we win,
For His truth and love hath conquered sin!
Freedom! freedom! free in Christ, the Lord!
Freedom! freedom! trusting in His Word!
We His faithful followers will be,
And we shall forevermore be free.

2. Moving bravely onward with His truth unfurled,
See the hosts of sin before us backward hurled;
With our captain we may overcome the world,
And forevermore be free.
Refrain

3. Tho’ the battle rages, strife will soon be past;
Skies will soon be light, which now are overcast;
We the victor’s song of joy may sing at last,
And forevermore be free.
Refrain

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1609

Author: Jewell C. Fretz

Fretz’ father was James Camp. They were living in Champaign County, Illinois, in 1910 (her husband, possibly deceased, was not with them). In 1920, Jewell was living alone in Knox County, Tennessee; by 1930, she was in back in Champaign County, Illinois. --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ, our glorious leader, calls to us today
Author: Jewell C. Fretz
Refrain First Line: Freedom, freedom, free in Christ, the Lord

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The Cyber Hymnal #1609
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