W. F. Sherwin

SOUND the battle-cry,

See! the foe is nigh;

Raise the standard high

For the Lord.

Gird your armour on,

Stand firm everyone,

Rest your cause upon

His holy Word.

Rouse then, soldiers!

Rally round the banner!

Ready, steady,

Pass the word along;

Onward! forward!

Shout aloud Hosanna!

Christ is Captain

Of the mighty throng.


Strong to meet the foe,

Marching on we go,

While our cause we know

Must prevail;

Shield and banner bright

Gleaming in the light,

Battling for the right,

We ne’er can fail.


O Thou God of all,

Hear us when we call;

Help us, one and all,

By Thy grace;

When the battle’s done,

And the victory won,

May we wear the crown

Before Thy face.


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