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Armies of Zion

Armies of Zion, the trumpet sounds

Author: Palmer Hartsough
Tune: [Armies of Zion, the trumpet sounds]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Armies of Zion, the trumpet sounds,
Now unto you comes Jehovah’s call;
Form in the ranks, for the foe surround,
Ready for battle, ye soldiers all.

Armies of Zion,
Fear not the mighty foe;
Armies of Zion,
Forward to vict’ry go.

2 Armies of Zion, thy banner bright
Now to the breeze be it wide unfurl’d;
Beautiful symbol of joy and light,
Bear it in triumph o’er all the world. [Refrain]

3 Armies of Zion, the God above
Leadeth thee on till the war shall cease;
Till unto all He is known in love,
Till over all He is Prince of Peace. [Refrain]

Source: The Best Gospel Songs and their composers #158

Author: Palmer Hartsough

Rv Palmer Hartsough USA 1844-1932. Born in Redford, MI, he attended Kalamazoo College and Michigan State Normal school (later MSU). He became an author, editor, lyricist, and librettist. After working as a traveling singing teacher in MI, IL, IA, OH, KY and TN, he opened a music studio in Rock Island, IL, around 1877, also directing music at a Baptist church there. In 1893, due to his poetic abilities, he moved to Cincinnati, OH, and joined the Fillmore Music Company, providing texts (over 1000) for their music. He also served as music director at the Bethel Mission and the 9th Street Baptist Church. He became a traveling song evangelist in 1903, and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1906, serving in Ontario, Canada, and MI from 191… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Armies of Zion, the trumpet sounds
Title: Armies of Zion
Author: Palmer Hartsough
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Armies of Zion
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Best Gospel Songs and their composers #158

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