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?
Not for weight of glory,
Jesus, Thou hast bought us,
Fierce may be the conflict,
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).