Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

Hark to the sound of voices

Hark to the sound of voices

Author: H. Ernest Nichol
Tune: [Hark to the sound of voices!]
Published in 28 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Hark to the sound of voices!
Hark to the tramp of feet!
Is it a mighty army
Treading the busy street?
Nearer it comes and nearer,
Singing a glad refrain;
List what they say as they haste away,
To the sound of the martial strain:—

Refrain:
Marching beneath the banner,
Fighting beneath the cross,
Trusting in Him who saves us,
Ne’er shall we suffer loss;
Singing the songs of homeland,
Loudly the chorus rings;
We march to the fight in our armor bright,
At the call of the King of kings!

2 Out of the mist of error,
Out of the realms of night,
Out of the pride of learning,
Seeking the home of light;
Out of the strife for power,
Out of the greed of gold,
Onward they roam to their heav’nly home,
And the treasure that grows not old. [Refrain]

3 On then, ye gallant soldiers,
On to your home above!
Yours is the truth and glory,
Yours is the pow’r and love;
Here are ye trained for heroes,
Yonder ye serve the King;
March to the light ‘neath the banner white,
With the song that ye have to sing. [Refrain]

Source: Revival Hymns: a Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and social meetings, Sunday schools and Young People's Societies #170

Author: H. Ernest Nichol

H. Ernest Nichol (b. Hull, Yorkshire, England, 1862; d. Skirlaugh, Yorkshire, England, 1926) had begun a study program in civil engineering when he decided to study music instead. In 1888 he received a bachelor's degree in music from Oxford University. Nichol wrote some 130 hymn tunes and texts, many under the pseudonym “Colin Sterne” (derived from his middle and last name); many were first sung at church school programs. Psalter Hymnal Handbook… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark to the sound of voices
Author: H. Ernest Nichol
Refrain First Line: Marching beneath the banner

Timeline

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements