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The Grand Review

Representative Text

1 Christian soldier, worn with service,
Ere discharge is granted you,
You must pass Divine inspection
At the final grand review.

Oh, be watchful, Christian soldier,
At your post stand firm and true;
Ready for the great inspection,
Ready for the grand review.

2 Gird your armor on, tho' rusted,
Soon with use 'twill shine anew;
And in heaven's strength go forward,
Ready for the grand review. [Chorus]

3 If you do each duty bravely,
Then the Lord will honor you;
And your valor He'll remember
At the final grand review. [Chorus]

4 There'll be glory for the heroes,
Who for God shall here be true,
When they're mustered out of service,
And have passed the grand review. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #168

Author: F. A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christian soldier, worn with service
Title: The Grand Review
Author: F. A. Blackmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O be watchful, Christian soldier
Copyright: Public Domain



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