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The gospel army

Hark, I hear the gospel army

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

Audio files: MIDI

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.

Refrain:
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

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

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

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Sacred Trio #383

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Showers of Blessing #68

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The Sacred Trio #383

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The Wells of Salvation #54

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