1 An army is coming, their footsteps we hear,
The time of our rescue is now drawing near;
Then lose not your courage, but stand firmly and true,
Although in this conflict you are weary and few.
Hark to the songs of the conquering throng!
Their glad shout of victory while marching along:
Then lose not your courage valiant help draweth near:
The sound of this army all God's faithful can hear!
2 The right yet shall triumph, all warfare shall cease;
The captives in chains will our Captain release;
For all earth-born tyrants shall be swept from the land,
When forth comes the army with God's Word in command. [Chorus]
3 Be strong and courageous and quit not the field,
The Lord's in the battle, - thou dare not to yield,
Tho' fierce be the struggle, - you shall win thro' his might,
For one strong in faith shall put a thousand to flight. [Chorus]
F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs.
Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >