1 Fall in line, fall inline! Hear the battle-slogan ring!
See the flag that’s unfurled o’er the campground of the King!
Lo, a host gath’ring there from the south and from the north,
From the east and the west, God’s great army marching forth.
Fall in line, fall in line! Lo, the conflict has begun!
Let’s away to the fray on the field that must be won;
Fall in line, one and all, in His name to dare and do!
There are souls to be saved! Ev’ry soldier must be true!
2 Fall in line, fall inline! Only cowards stand and wait.
Captive souls cry for help—O their sad and bitter fate!
There’s no time to be lost—join the rescue-ranks today—
Save a soul while you can! be a hero in the fray! [Refrain]
3 Fall in line, fall inline! Jesus Christ is on ahead.
“Follow me!” is His cry “Unto victory be led!”
O be strong in the strength of God of Battles now;
“We will win tho’ we die!” be each loyal soldier’s vow. [Refrain]
Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton.
See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co.
--Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >