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Soldiers of the cross

Hear the shout and song of the gathering

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Tune: [Hear the shout and song of the gathering throng]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hear the shout and song of the gath’ring throng,
As they march in majesty and might;
In the strife with sin, they will surely win,
For above them rules the God of Right.

Be brave, ye soldiers of the cross,
Be strong to suffer pain or loss;
The Great Commander trusts in you,
Be valiant, faithful, firm and true;
Your lives are pledged to high endeavor
Till sin is swept away forever,
And heav’n with earth unite
In songs of victory.

2 If you waiting stand for the Lord’s command,
Be as watchmen, vigilant and true;
In the threat’ning harm, sound a quick alarm,
For the conquest may depend on you. [Refrain]

3 In the march of life there is toil and strife,
But no harm can reach the faithful heart;
For the sword we wield, and the gospel shield,
Turn aside the tempter’s cruel dart. [Refrain]

4 When the dawn of peace, with its sweet release,
Brings the day our hearts have longed to see,
To the vaulted skies, unto God shall rise,
Songs of praise and shouts of victory. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #106

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the shout and song of the gathering
Title: Soldiers of the cross
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Refrain First Line: Be brave, ye soldiers of the cross



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Songs of the Century #d63

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The Redeemer's Praise #128

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #106

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