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A Salvation Soldier

God's trumpet is sounding, To arms! is the call

Author: George W Cooke; Author: Frederick Booth-Tucker (1922)
Tune: [Go bury thy sorrow] (Bliss)
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 God’s trumpet is sounding, “To arms!” is the call,
More warriors are wanted to help on the war;
My King’s in the battle, He’s calling for me,
A salvation soldier for Jesus I’ll be.

2 On land and on water my colors I’ll show,
Through ten thousand battles with Jesus I’ll go;
In danger I’m certain He’ll take care of me,
His blood-and-fire soldier forever I’ll be.

3 When foes persecute me I’ll not be dismayed—
Sin, death, hell, and fiends shall not make me afraid;
From fearing and doubting I’m fully set free,
A salvation soldier for God I will be.

4 I’ll fight to the last with the Lord’s sword and shield,
And count it an honor to die in the field;
In death and the grave there is vict’ry for me,
A salvation soldier in glory I’ll be.

Source: Timeless Truths #256

Author: George W Cooke

George William Cooke was born in Yorkshire, England in 1824 and died in Jamestown, New York in 1951. He was the author of "Joy in My Heart" which was copyrighted in 1926 (but not renewed). At that time he was living in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a minister and associated with a group called Gospel Crusaders which was associated with the Methodist Church. Dianne Shapiro from research done by Richard L. Green Go to person page >

Author: Frederick Booth-Tucker

Commissioner Frederick St. George de Lautour Booth-Tucker, OF (21 March 1853 – 17 July 1929) was a senior Salvation Army officer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the son in law of General William Booth, the Army's Founder. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God's trumpet is sounding, To arms! is the call
Title: A Salvation Soldier
Author: Frederick Booth-Tucker (1922)
Author: George W Cooke
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Stand like the brave



Timeless Truths #256
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