1 Hear the trumpet ringing out,
The hosts of sin, defiant, shout,—
On us the Captain may rely,
To the trumpet call reply;
Lift the dear old standard high,
And let it wave.
Hear how it rings
Courage it brings!
Clearly it calls us soldiers brave
The Lord has work for us to do;
Let us then be strong and true;
Fall in line, the foe pursue,
Ye soldiers brave.
2 Do your best for God today,
And surely you shall win the fray,
Christ will lead.
Obeying every clear command,
Face to face with evil stand,
Making known the gospel grand,
To souls in need. [Refrain]
3 Yours the golden crown shall be,
By his grace,
And Christ, your Captain, you shall see,
Face to face.
In yonder land of endless Spring,
With the angels we shall sing
Praises to the mighty King
Who saves the race. [Refrain]
Pseudonym: James S. Apple.
James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >