256. A Salvation Soldier

1 God’s trumpet is sounding, “To arms!” is the call,
More warriors are wanted to help on the war;
My King’s in the battle, He’s calling for me,
A salvation soldier for Jesus I’ll be.

2 On land and on water my colors I’ll show,
Through ten thousand battles with Jesus I’ll go;
In danger I’m certain He’ll take care of me,
His blood-and-fire soldier forever I’ll be.

3 When foes persecute me I’ll not be dismayed—
Sin, death, hell, and fiends shall not make me afraid;
From fearing and doubting I’m fully set free,
A salvation soldier for God I will be.

4 I’ll fight to the last with the Lord’s sword and shield,
And count it an honor to die in the field;
In death and the grave there is vict’ry for me,
A salvation soldier in glory I’ll be.

Text Information
First Line: God's trumpet is sounding, "To arms!" is the call
Title: A Salvation Soldier
Author: Frederick Booth-Tucker (1922)
Meter: 11.11.11.11.11
Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:3-4; Ephesians 6:11-13
Topic: Warfare
Source: The Salvation Army, Songs and Music, 1922 (43); "God's Trumpet Is Sounding"; http://seekerofthelight.blogspot.com/2005/08/overthrowing-hopelessness.html (1 December 2007); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/A_Salvation_Soldier)
Tune Information
Name: BURY THY SORROW (Bliss)
Composer: Philip P. Bliss
Meter: 11.11.11.11.11
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/A_Salvation_Soldier); The Salvation Army, Songs and Music, 1922 (43); "God's Trumpet Is Sounding"; http://seekerofthelight.blogspot.com/2005/08/overthrowing-hopelessness.html (1 December 2007)



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