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Joyful song

Behold, a royal army, with banner, sword and shield

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Behold! a royal army]
Published in 22 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Behold! a royal army,
With banner, sword and shield,
Are marching forth to conquer,
On life’s great battlefield;
Its ranks are filled with soldiers,
United, bold and strong,
Who followed their commander,
And sing their joyful song.

Refrain
Victory, victory,
Thro’ Him that redeemed us!
Victory, victory,
Thro’ Jesus Christ our Lord!
Victory, victory, victory,
Thro’ Jesus Christ our Lord!

2. And now the foe, advancing,
That valiant host assails,
And yet they never falter,
Their courage never fails;
Their leader calls, Be faithful!
They pass the word along,
They see His signal flashing,
And shout the joyful song. [Refrain]

3. Oh, when the war is ended,
When strife and conflict cease,
When all are safely gathered
Within the vale of peace,
Before the King eternal,
That vast and mighty throng
Shall praise His name forever,
And this shall be their song. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3408

Author: Fanny Crosby

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, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold, a royal army, with banner, sword and shield
Title: Joyful song
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Victory, victory, through him who redeemed us
Copyright: Public Domain

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