1. Army of the living God,
Lo, our King is near!
Trusting in His mighty arm,
Falter not nor fear;
If to Him we consecrate
All our ransomed powers,
Tho’ a host against us rise,
Victory will be ours.
On the battlements, blessèd battlements,
Standing on the battlements of immortality;
O the countless multitudes soon our eyes shall see!
Standing on the battlements of immortality.
2. Since by clouds of witnesses
We are compassed round,
In the path that once they trod
Let us all be found;
Holding up the cross of Christ,
Praising Him in song,
Preaching truth and righteousness
While we march along. [Refrain]
3. Never sheath the Spirit’s sword
Till the war is done;
Never lay our armor down
Till the crown is won;
When our greatest trial comes,
Trust the promise true;
Grace will give the strength we need,
Faith will bring us thro’. [Refrain]
Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D.
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Display Title: Standing on the BattlementsFirst Line: Army of the living GodTune Title: [Army of the living God]Author: Francis Jane (Fanny) CrosbySource: Bright Melodies, by John Sweney & J. Howard Entwisle (Philadelphia: John J. Hood, 1899), number 118.