The gospel army

Hark, I hear the gospel army

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [Hark, I hear the gospel army]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Hark, I hear the gospel army,
As they grandly move along;
And the Lord of life and glory,
Is the captain of the throng!
Not for earthly power of honor,
They are moving on the foe;
But to conquer all for Jesus,
Who has loved the sinner so.

Hark! hark! I hear the gospel army,
Pressing on by land and sea;
Hark! hark! I hear the gospel army,
Marching on to victory.

2 Hark, I hear the gospel army,
And their shining armor see;
Onward, gainst the hosts of evil,
They are marching valiantly!
Now I hear the shouts of triumph
Mingled with the trumpet’s sound!
Even where the foe is strongest,
They will make it holy ground. [Refrain]

3 Hark, I hear the gospel army,
With their legions strong and true;
And the ranks are ever swelling,
And the banners bright to view!
They will ne’er give up the struggle,
Till the victory is won!
They will take the world for Jesus,—
They are grandly marching on! [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #68

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, I hear the gospel army
Title: The gospel army
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Copyright: Public Domain



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