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106. Soldiers of the Cross

1 Hear the shout and song of the gath’ring throng,
As they march in majesty and might;
In the strife with sin, they will surely win,
For above them rules the God of Right.

Be brave, ye soldiers of the cross,
Be strong to suffer pain or loss;
The Great Commander trusts in you,
Be valiant, faithful, firm and true;
Your lives are pledged to high endeavor
Till sin is swept away forever,
And heav’n with earth unite
In songs of victory.

2 If you waiting stand for the Lord’s command,
Be as watchmen, vigilant and true;
In the threat’ning harm, sound a quick alarm,
For the conquest may depend on you. [Refrain]

3 In the march of life there is toil and strife,
But no harm can reach the faithful heart;
For the sword we wield, and the gospel shield,
Turn aside the tempter’s cruel dart. [Refrain]

4 When the dawn of peace, with its sweet release,
Brings the day our hearts have longed to see,
To the vaulted skies, unto God shall rise,
Songs of praise and shouts of victory. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Hear the shout and song of the gath’ring throng
Title: Soldiers of the Cross
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Refrain First Line: Be brave, ye soldiers of the cross
Publication Date: 1904
Topic: Warfare


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