65. 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 every one;
Rest your cause upon His holy Word.

Refrain:
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. [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’s won,
May we wear the crown before Thy face. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Sound the battle cry! See, the foe is nigh
Title: Sound the Battle Cry
Author: W. F. S. (1869)
Meter: 10.8.10.8.10.9.10.9
Scripture: Isaiah 59:19
Topic: Warfare
Source: The Salvation Army, Songs and Music, 1922 (38); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/s/o/soundbat.htm); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Sound_the_Battle_Cry)
Refrain First Line: Rouse, then, soldiers, rally round the banner
Tune Information
Name: [Sound the battle cry! See, the foe is nigh]
Composer: William F. Sherwin (1869)
Meter: 10.8.10.8.10.9.10.9
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Sound_the_Battle_Cry); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/s/o/soundbat.htm); The Salvation Army, Songs and Music, 1922 (38)



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