Be active in the battle field

Be active in the battle field

Author: T. Martin Towne
Tune: [Be active in the battle field]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Be active in the battle field,
The war is surely on,
And you must conquer if you’d be
A brave and loyal one.
Your Captain calls you to the front,
Would you be in the rear?
Take courage from the bugle notes
And bid adieu to fear.

Refrain:
Marching, marching,
How our hearts are stirred,
Forward, forward,
Is our Captain’s word,
Marching, marching,
How our hearts are stirred,
Forward, forward,
Is our Captain’s word.

2 Enlist, my comrades “for the war;”
Your armor burnish bright,
Endurance you must surely have
If you would win the fight.
You have a foe, the evil one,
His track you may not see,
But if you trust your Captain true
You’ll gain the victory. [Refrain]

3 Then train your ear for His commands,
To signals have an eye:
Be ready when He gives the word,
Dost hear the battle cry?
And when the war shall have an end
And blessed peace shall come,
Your Captain then this word will send,
“Brave soldier, haste thee home.” [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.4 #24

Author: T. Martin Towne

Towne, T. Martin. (Coleraine, Franklin County, Massachusetts, May 31 [sic], 1835-- ). Methodist. Attended Williston's Seminary, East Hampton, Mass. 1855 to Hudson, New York, then Albany. Taught in Ypsilanti, Michigan, then Detroit. Settled in Janesville, Wisconsin. Served in the Civil War. Settled in Chicago; married Belle Kellogg. Keith C. Clark, DNAH Archives  Go to person page >

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First Line: Be active in the battle field
Author: T. Martin Towne
Refrain First Line: Marching, marching, how our hearts are stirred

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Triumphant Songs No.4 #24

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