Battling for the right

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1 Gather 'round the banner of the Lord, our King,
Battling for the right,
Trusting in his might;
Soldiers of the kingdom let us gladly sing,
Trusting in the Saviour's might.

Joy! Joy! Victory we sing!
Keeping close to Jesus evermore!
He will help us ev'ry hour,
Give us overcoming pow'r,
Till we praise him on the golden shore.

2 Girding on the armor, helmet, shield and sword,
Battling for the right,
Trusting in his might;
He will stand beside us, timely help afford,
While we trust his saving might. [Chorus]

3 Many fierce temptations, many snares we meet,
Battling for the right,
Trusting in his might;
Plenteous grace is given at the Mercy seat,
We will trust his saving might. [Chorus]

4 Whatsoever dangers shall around us throng,
Battling for the right,
Trusting in his might,
Christ is our salvation, he our strength and song;
Glory to his saving might. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #29

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Gather 'round the banner of the Lord
Title: Battling for the right
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Joy, joy, victory
Copyright: Public Domain


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