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Enlisting Soldiers

Hark, listen to the trumpeters They call for volunteers

Tune: [Alas! and did my Savior bleed] (Hull)
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

Chorus:
We'll end this warfare,
Down by the river;
We'll end this warfare,
Down by the river side.

1 Hark! listen to the trumpeters,
Down by the river;
They call for valiant volunteers,
Down by the river side.
[Chorus]

2 See Gideon marching out to fight;
He had no weapon but a light.
[Chorus]

3 He took his pitcher and a lamp,
And stormed with ease the Midean camp.
[Chorus]

4 This war is all my soul's delight:
I love the thickest of the fight.
[Chorus]

5 The hottest fight is just begun;
And who will stand and never run.
[Chorus]

6 We want no cowards in our band;
We call for full-salvation men.
[Chorus]

7 This day my soul has caught new fire;
I feel that heaven is drawing nigher.
[Chorus]

8 Farewell, vain world, I'm going home;
My Saviour smiles and bids me come.
[Chorus]



Source: The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #101

Text Information

First Line: Hark, listen to the trumpeters They call for volunteers
Title: Enlisting Soldiers
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 16 of 16)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d267

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d130

A New and Choice Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d55

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #745

Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d29

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B23

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b23

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d107

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Hymns and Tunes for Schools #207

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Songs for Sunday Schools #116

Songs for Young and Old #d37

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The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book #745

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The Discipline of the United Freewill Baptist Church #15

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #312

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The Welcome Voice #101

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