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Hark, the sounds of singing

Hark, the sounds of singing

Author: Charles Coller
Tune: RACHIE
Published in 3 hymnals

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HARK! the sounds of singing
Coming on the breeze,
Notes of triumph winging
Over lands and seas.
Martial hosts assemble,
Flushed with victory,
Hell’s battalions tremble
And prepare to flee.

Refrain:
Army of salvation!
Army of the Lord!
Christ our inspiration,
Christ our great reward.

2 Whence have come these legions,
Valiant, free and strong?
Worldwide are the regions
Where they combat wrong.
Gathering ‘neath our banner
While the trumpets blend,
Here in fervent manner
Let our praise ascend.

3 Plucked as brands from burning,
Saved by Jesus’ might,
Earth’s allurement spurning,
We for Christ will fight.
He who found and freed us
From our captive chain,
Surely he shall lead us
To eternal gain.

4 Wondrous, wondrous story
Of our God-made host,
Unto Jesus glory,
‘Tis in him we boast.
Out of every nation,
By his might restored,
Army of salvation,
Army of the Lord.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #803

Author: Charles Coller

Born: March 5, 1863, Rom­ford, Es­sex, Eng­land. Died: March 21, 1935, Ed­mon­ton, Mid­dle­sex, Eng­land. Coller grew up in Wood­ford, and joined the Sal­va­tion Ar­my (SA) at Re­gent Hall in 1885. He was a mem­ber of the SA House­hold Troops Band on its first cam­paign in 1887, and lat­er played the trom­bone in the SA In­ter­na­tion­al Staff Band. Be­gin­ning in 1895, he worked in var­i­ous SA trade de­pots, then in the Trade De­partment (later Sal­va­tion­ist Pub­lish­ing and Sup­plies Ltd) in Lon­don. His last ap­point­ment was in charge of the mu­sic pub­li­ca­tions de­part­ment, and he re­tired as an SA ma­jor in 1928. In 1880 he won a co­py of Heber’s Po­ems as a prize for a tem­p… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, the sounds of singing
Author: Charles Coller
Refrain First Line: Army of salvation, army of the Lord

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