134. I've Enlisted in the Service

1 I am fighting in the army of the Lord,
And though dangers thickly round my pathway lie,
I shall never faint or fear, for my Jesus is so near,
I’ve enlisted in the service till I die.

Refrain:
I will press the battle on till the victory is won,
And I reach my crown and mansion by and by;
By the grace of God, I know, I shall conquer every foe;
I’ve enlisted in the service till I die.

2 Often do I meet with Satan by the way,
And His fiery darts so thickly round me fly;
When the shield of faith he sees, then he always quickly flees,
I’ve enlisted in the service till I die. [Refrain]

3 Now the world has ceased to be a friend to me,
And the ones I most have loved now pass me by;
But to Him I’ll faithful be who has shed His blood for me,
I’ve enlisted in the service till I die. [Refrain]

4 I shall never tire or give the battle o’er,
For the crowning day is coming by and by;
Then through all eternity I shall shout the victory,
I’ve enlisted in the service till I die. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I am fighting in the army of the Lord
Title: I've Enlisted in the Service
Author: William J. Henry (1903)
Meter: 11.11.14.11.14.11.14.11
Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:3
Source: Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (148); The Gospel Trum; Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Ive_Enlisted_in_the_Service); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (195)
Refrain First Line: I will press the battle on till the victory is won
Tune Information
Name: [I am fighting in the army of the Lord]
Composer: William J. Henry (1903)
Harmonizer: Andrew L. Byers
Meter: 11.11.14.11.14.11.14.11
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Ive_Enlisted_in_the_Service); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (195); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (148); The Gospel Trum



Media
MIDI file: Ive_Enlisted_in_the_Service.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Ive_Enlisted_in_the_Service)




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