O thou eternal Christ of God

O thou eternal Christ of God

Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer
Tune: LADYWELL
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1. O Thou eternal Christ of God,
ride on, ride on, ride on!
Establish Thou forevermore
the triumph now begun.
A mighty host, by Thee redeemed,
is marching in Thy train,
Thine is the kingdom and the power,
and Thou in love shalt reign.

2. O holy Savior of mankind,
ride on, ride on, ride on!
We bear with Thee the scourge and cross
if so Thy will is done.
And be the road uphill or down,
unbroken or well trod,
We go with Thee to claim and build
a city unto God.

3. O Thou whose dreams enthrall the heart,
ride on, ride on, ride on!
Ride on till tyranny and greed
are evermore undone.
In mart and court and parliament
the common good increase,
Till men at last shall ring the bells
of brotherhood and peace.

4. O Thou who art the life and light,
exalted Lord and King,
We hail Thine august majesty
and loud hosanna sing,
Until in every land and clime
Thine ends of love are won:
O Christ, Redeemer, brother,
friend, ride on, ride on, ride on!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5363

Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer

Presbyterian minister and hymnographer Calvin Weiss Laufer was born today in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania in 1874. Following his graduation from Union Seminary in 1900 he was ordained into the Presbyterian ministry and led congregations in New York and New Jersey for several years. Laufer had a generally cheerful outlook on his Christian life, and his first two books, Key-Notes of Optimism (1911) and The Incomparable Christ (1914) expressed that viewpoint. A review of the first book spoke of the "crisp and stirring note in these sermonettes which is well calculated to rouse the mind of readers and banish dejection." His books were popular in their time but today are seen as somewhat superficial. He later began to work with the Presbyt… Go to person page >

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Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer

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