Fall Into Line!

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1 A warfare is raging
'twixt wrong and the right;
The Lord calls for helpers,
His battles to fight;
The ranks are depleted
By onslaughts of sin,
Report then for service
And be mustered in.

Fall into line, brother,
Fall into line!
And take your position,
As God shall design;
Be wise and refuse not
The summons divine,
But gird on the armor,
And fall into line.

2 No drafted one ever
In these lines appears,
For none are accepted
but true volunteers;
With weapons not carnal
The Lord's soldiers win,
And gain their great vict'ries
O'er Satan and sin. [Chorus]

3 Unlike earthly warfare,
The future is bright;
There's peace in the conflict,
And joy in the flight;
The Spirit is with us,
Supplying our needs;
Heav'n's banner floats o'er us,
And king Jesus leads [Chorus]

4 The foe is aggressive,
And crafty and strong,
And war 'gainst the saints he
Has wagged fierce and long;
But God is Almighty,
We need not repine;
In him we shall conquer,
O, fall into line! [Chorus]

Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #57

Author: F. A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A warfare is raging
Title: Fall Into Line!
Author: F. A. Blackmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Fall into line, brother
Copyright: Public Domain


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Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #57

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