66. The Holy War

1 Ho! gallant volunteer,
Quickly arise;
Lo! Satan’s host appear
With battle cries.
Quick! ere the conflict’s lost,
Forth at whatever cost;
Be this thy warrior boast,
Vict’ry is mine.

Marching on, near and far,
Marching on for the war;
Marching on, armies rise,
Marching on for the prize.

2 Aim well thy weapon’s thrust,
Truth be thy steel;
Let Satan’s minion host
Thy power feel.
Go! valiant soldier, go!
Strike with a deadly blow;
Let ev’ry foeman know
Thy trusty steel. [Refrain]

3 Then, when the battle’s won,
Ho for the prize!
Then, with God’s only Son,
Thou shalt arise;
Then, when from duty free,
Thou shalt victoriously
With thy great Captain be
In paradise [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Ho! gallant volunteer
Title: The Holy War
Author: J. H. K.
Refrain First Line: Marching on from near and far
Publication Date: 1891
Topic: Christian Warfare
Tune Information
Name: [Ho! gallant volunteer]
Composer: J. H. Kurzenknabe


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