O Jesus, Prince of life and truth

O Jesus, Prince of life and truth

Author: Harry Malcome Hedge
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1. O Jesus, Prince of life and truth,
Beneath Thy banner bright,
We dedicate our strength and youth
To battle for the right.
We give our lives with glad intent
To serve the world and Thee,
To die, to suffer and be spent
To set our brothers free.

2. In serried ranks, with fearless tread,
O Captain of us all,
Thy glory on our banners shed,
We answer to Thy call;
And where the fiercest battles press
Against the hosts of sin,
To rescue those in dire distress
We gladly enter in.

3. O Jesus, once a Nazareth boy,
And tempted like as we,
All inward foes help us destroy,
And spotless all to be.
We trust Thee for the grace to win
The high, victorious goal,
Where purity shall conquer sin
In Christ-like self control.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5015

Author: Harry Malcome Hedge

Currently, our only data on Hedge is that his hymn appeared, in altered form, in The Hymnal for Youth (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Westminster Press, 1941), number 182. --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

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First Line: O Jesus, Prince of life and truth
Author: Harry Malcome Hedge



Henry Stephen Cutler (b. Boston, MA, 1824; d. Boston, 1902) composed ALL SAINTS NEW in 1872 for Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) text "The Son of God Goes Forth to War," and the two were published together in Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). That text refers to "the glorious band" of God's people, h…

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