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686. Sound the Battle Cry

1 Sound the battle cry!
See! the foe is nigh!
Raise the standard high
For the Lord:
Gird your armor on,
Stand firm ev'ry one;
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!

2 Strong to meet the foe,
Marching on we go,
While our cause we know,
Must prevail;
Shield and benner right,
Gleaming in the light,
Battling for the right
We ne'er can fail. [Refrain]

3 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 vict'ry won,
May we wear the crown
Before Thy face. [Refrain]


Text Information
First Line: Sound the battle cry!
Title: Sound the Battle Cry
Author: William F. Sherwin (1869)
Publication Date: 1961
Topic: Christian Warfare; Gospel: Triumph of; Hymns for Informal Occasions
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rouse, then, soldiers!
Tune Information
Name: [Sound the battle cry]
Composer: William F. Sherwin (1869)
Key: A♭ Major

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