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God Is Calling

God is calling us to move in serried ranks today

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [God is calling us to move in serried ranks today]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 God is calling us to move in serried ranks today,
He is calling, ever calling, “Onward to the fray!”
What our Captain bids us do, we hasten to obey;
With Him is vict’ry forever.

Move on! move on!
The King’s triumphant host;
Move on! move on!
Each soldier to His post!
In His matchless name we conquer,
In His pow’r we boast;
On with our mighty Commander!

2 With undaunted courage march against the alien host;
Forward to the battle, comrades! their defence is lost;
Clad in armor all divine, and counting not the cost,
On with our King to the battle! [Refrain]

3 Glory, glory, hallelujah! we will join to sing
Praises to the peerless name of our eternal King,
Till we meet around the throne our trophies home to bring,
Lauding our mighty Commander. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Summerland #201

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God is calling us to move in serried ranks today
Title: God Is Calling
Author: Thoro Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Move on, move on, The King's triumphant host
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of Summerland #201

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