6343. Storm the Fort

1. Ho! my comrades, see the signal
Jesus waves on high;
Satan’s battlements are reeling;
Hear our Captain’s cry.

Storm the fort! For I am leading!
I have shown you how!
Shout the answer back to Heaven,
We are ready now!

2. See! the lofty walls are frowning,
Held by Satan’s power;
Sin enshrouds the world in darkness;
Now’s the storming hour. [Refrain]

3. See! the prophets now are showing
How the fort must fall;
There is no such thing as failing;
Shout, my comrades all. [Refrain]

4. Fierce and long the siege has lasted,
But the end is near;
Onward leads our great commander;
Cheer, my comrades, cheer! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Ho! my comrades, see the signal
Title: Storm the Fort
Author: J. B. Vinton (1879)
Refrain First Line: Storm the fort! For I am leading!
Meter: 85.85 D
Language: English
Source: White Robes for the Sunday-School, by Alonzo J. Abbey & M. J. Munger (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson & Company, 1879), number 24.
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Based on the similarity in wording, this song was evidently inspired by "Hold the Fort," written a few years earlier.
Tune Information
Composer: John Harrison Tenney
Meter: 85.85 D
Incipit: 33551 12233 43233
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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