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735. Hold the Fort

1 Ho, my comrades, see the signal, waving in the sky!
Reinforcements now appearing, victory is nigh.

“Hold the fort, for I am coming,” Jesus signals still;
Wave the answer back to Heaven, “By Thy grace we will.”

2 See the mighty host advancing, Satan leading on;
Mighty ones around us falling, courage almost gone! [Refrain]

3 See the glorious banner waving! Hear the trumpet blow!
In our Leader’s Name we triumph over every foe. [Refrain]

4 Fierce and long the battle rages, but our help is near;
Onward comes our great Commander, cheer, my comrades, cheer! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Ho, my comrades, see the signal, waving in the sky!
Title: Hold the Fort
Author: Philip P. Bliss (1870)
Scripture: Revelation 2:25
Topic: Warfare
Source: Timeless Truths (
Refrain First Line: “Hold the fort, for I am coming,” Jesus signals still
Tune Information
Name: [Ho, my comrades, see the signal, waving in the sky!]
Composer: Philip P. Bliss (1870)
Key: D Major

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