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215. 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 banner bright,
Gleaming in the light;
Battling for the right
We ne'er can fail. [Chorus]

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's won,
May we wear the crown
Before Thy face. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: Sound the battle cry!
Title: Sound the Battle Cry
Author: W. F. S.
Publication Date: 1960
Topic: Children; Processionals; Rally Day
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rouse, then, soldiers, rally round the banner
Tune Information
Name: [Sound the battle cry]
Composer: Wm. F. Sherwin
Key: B♭ Major

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