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A bugle note of triumph

A bugle note of triumph

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Tune: [A bugle note of triumph]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 A bugle note of triumph
Is sounding thro’ the land,
A note that stirs the nation
To help the temp’rance band;
And loyal, faithful workers,
Who toiled ‘mid hope and fear,
Proclaim with glad thanksgiving
That victory is near.

Pray on, and work together,
And fight without a fear;
We’ll give to God the glory,
That victory is near;
Pray on, and work together,
And fight without a fear;
We’ll give to God the glory,
That victory is near.

2 There once was but a handful
Who dared to strike a blow;
But now a mighty army
Is fighting with the foe.
New reinforcements daily
Are greeted with a cheer,
For fresh recruits tell plainly
That victory is near. [Refrain]

3 The prayers of wives and mothers,
The lifeblood of the brave,
The ceaseless toil of thousands
Unite the lost to save.
There is no gift too precious
To aid a cause so dear;
No sacrifice too costly
When victory is near. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #134

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A bugle note of triumph
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Refrain First Line: Pray on, and work together


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