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A place in the ranks for you

Arouse, ye Christian soldiers

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Arouse, ye Christian soldiers]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Arouse, ye Christian soldiers,
Equip ye for the fight;
Behold the hosts of evil
Arrayed against the right;
The battle lines are forming,
And o’er the hills afar,
With crash and peal incessant,
Resounds the din of war.

There’s a place in the ranks for you,
A place in the ranks for you,
With the brave and true who are going thro’,
There’s a place in the ranks for you;
There’s a place in the ranks for you,
A place in the ranks for you,
With the brave and true who are going thro’,
There’s a place in the ranks for you.

2 Put on the gospel armor,
Go with the Spirit’s sword
And helmet of salvation
To battle for the Lord;
No foe can stand before you
When thus with might arrayed;
The God of hosts is with you,
Then be ye not dismayed. [Refrain]

3 With awful devastation,
Great fields are lying waste,
And for their reclamation,
God bids his armies haste;
Your strength may be but feeble,
Your talents may be few,
But in the gospel army
There is a place for you. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #128

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Arouse, ye Christian soldiers
Title: A place in the ranks for you
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: There's a place in the ranks for you



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Epworth Praises #d13

Gospel Songs for Men, a Collection of Quartets and Choruses for Male Voices #d8

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #183

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Sunday School Voices #128

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