Berean Bible Heritage Church
January 17, 2018; 1:14 am
Jerusalem Time

Who Is On the Lord’s Side?

by Pastor Clinton Macomber


This poem was written in October 1877, and is based on I Chronicles 12:1-18, where it lists the mighty soldiers that joined King David to war against the enemies. It was originally titled, “Home Missions,” but was later published by the author in 1878 under the title, “Who Is on the Lord’s Side?”

Who is on the Lord’s side?
Who will serve the King?
Who will be His helpers,
Other lives to bring?
Who will leave the world’s side?
Who will face the foe?
Who is on the Lord’s side?
Who for Him will go?

Who is on the Lord’s side?
Who will serve the King?
Who will be His helpers,
Other lives to bring?
By Thy grand redemption,
By Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side;
Saviour, we are Thine.

Not for weight of glory,
Not for crown and palm,
Enter we the army,
Raise the warrior-psalm;
But for love that claimeth
Lives for whom He died,
He whom Jesus nameth
Must be on His side.

Jesus, Thou hast bought us,
Not with gold or gem,
But with Thine own lifeblood,
For Thy diadem;
With Thy blessing filling
All who come to Thee,
Thou hast made us willing,
Thou hast made us free.

Fierce may be the conflict,
Strong may be the foe,
But the King’s own army,
None can overthrow;
Round His standard ranging,
Vict’ry is secure,
For His truth unchanging
Makes the triumph sure.


Kenneth W. Osbeck, Amazing Grace: 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions. (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel Publications, 1990), page 313.

Paul Eckert, Steve Green's MIDI Hymnal: A Complete Toolkit for Personal Devotions and Corporate Worship., Electronic ed. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1998).

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