Fill the ranks in the army

Fill the ranks in the army

Author: George F. Root
Tune: [Fill the ranks! fill the ranks!]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Fill the ranks! fill the ranks!
In the army of the Lord,
Gather in from every land and every tongue.
Fill the ranks! fill the ranks!
And with songs of sweet accord
Make the triumphs of your great Redeemer known.

Refrain:
Let the joyful shout of the army ring,
With the cross before your eyes.
Fill the ranks! fill the ranks!
For your Savior and your King.
And the crown of glory waiting in the skies.

2 Fill the ranks! fill the ranks!
We are on the battle ground,
And our foes are near at hand on every side.
Fill the ranks! fill the ranks!
While the silver trumpets sound,
And our banners float in beauty far and wide. [Refrain]

3 Fill the ranks! fill the ranks!
Do not tremble, faint nor fall,
For in Jesus we shall conquer every foe.
Fill the ranks! fill the ranks!
Trust in him—our all in all,
Till from conflict on to vict’ry we shall go. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #92

Author: George F. Root

Root, George F., MUS. DOC, born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., Aug. 30, 1820. He is much more widely known as a composer of popular music than as a hymn writer. Four of his hymns are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. Nos. 16, 100, 293, and 297. A sympathetic biographical sketch, with portrait, is in The Tonic Sol-Fa Reporter, Sep. 1886. He died Aug. 6, 1895. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fill the ranks in the army
Author: George F. Root
Refrain First Line: Let the joyful shout
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