1 We are living, we are dwelling,
In a grand and awful time,
In an age on ages telling;
To be living is sublime.
See the waking of the nations,
to a wider unity.
Hear it sounding: all creation’s
groaning to be whole and free.
2 Will you play, forever stalling?
Will you dally far behind?
Up! To work! For God is calling!
Give your strength, your heart, your mind!
See the plan of God unfolding.
Seek for good with all your might.
Still the cross of Christ beholding,
on, right onward for the right!
3 Sworn to yield, to waver, never;
consecrated, born anew;
sworn to be Christ’s people ever,
O to Christ be ever true.
O let all the soul within you
spread the word of truth abroad!
Move! Let every nerve and sinew
tell on ages, tell for God.