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Christian Leaguers, rally at the Lord's command

Christian Leaguers, rally at the Lord's command

Author: C. K. Solberg
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Christian Leaguers, rally
At the Lord's command,
'Neath the cross of Jesus
Let us take our stand.
Pledging life-long service
From our days of youth,
Wholly consecrated
To the cause of Truth.

Forward, Christian Leaguers
Of this royal band!
For the Church of Jesus
Loyally we stand!

2 On we march to battle,
Facing hosts of sin;
They are strong and many,
But we hope to win:
Jesus is the Leader
Of our royal band;
By His grace we'll conquer
At His safe command. [Chorus]

3 Onward then, ye Leaguers,
Led by Christ, our Lord,
Trusting in His promise,
Use in faith your sword,
Fight till eve of battle,
Soon the war will cease,
Soon the word of triumph
Brings eternal Peace. [Chorus]

Source: Concordia: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs #215

Author: C. K. Solberg

Solberg, Cark K. (Rushford, Minnesota, June 2, 1872--June 15, 1954). Lutheran. St. Olaf College, B.A. Graduate of Norwegian Lutheran Seminary. Ordained in 1900. Pastorates at Vermillion and Yankton, South Dakota, 1900-1906; Chicago, Illinois, 1906-1911; Minneapolis, Minn., 1911-1918. Evangelist for the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1937-1935 [sic]. Author of several books and many hymns in Norwegian and English. --J. Irving Erickson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christian Leaguers, rally at the Lord's command
Author: C. K. Solberg
Refrain First Line: Forward, Christian Leaguers of this royal band
Copyright: Public Domain



The popularity of this hymn is partly due to ST. GERTRUDE, the marching tune that Arthur S. Sullivan (PHH 46) composed for this text. The tune was published in the Musical Times of December 1871 in an advertisement for Joseph Barnby's (PHH 438) forthcoming Hymnary, which published both text and tune…

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Concordia #215

The Concordia Hymnal #d52

The Concordia Hymnal. Rev. #d53

Young People's Luther League Convention Song Book. 12th ed. #d11

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