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Ho! Army Of Endeavors

Ho, army of Endeavors

Author: Joel S. Ives
Tune: [Ho! Army of Endeavors]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Ho! Army of Endeavors,
Your strength the times demand;
Redemption waits your conquests,
Obey your Lord’s commands.
Rejoice! for God is with you,
Strike hard the hosts of sin!
March forth with courage ever,
For yours it is to win!

March forth, march forth,
March forth with courage ever;
March forth, march forth,
March forth, march forth,
For yours it is to win.

2 Ho! Army of Endeavors,
It is your leader’s call.
Go forth into the conflict,
Not one of you shall fall!
Keep all your colors flying,
Make every weapon bright,
Look ever unto Jesus,
And gird you for the fight. [Refrain]

3 Lift high your royal banner!
The banner of the cross,
With shouts of glad hosannas;
It cannot suffer loss.
O happy, happy soldiers,
Triumphant in your king,
March on with shouts of gladness,
And songs of victory sing! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10365

Author: Joel S. Ives

19th Century Ives, a Congregational minister, was a graduate of Yale University. He pastored in Stratford and East Hampton (Chatham), Connecticut, and was secretary of the Connecticut state association of Congregational churches. In July 1892, he was hanged in effigy in Stratford by people opposed to his support of the "blue laws" that mandated Sunday business closures.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ho, army of Endeavors
Title: Ho! Army Of Endeavors
Author: Joel S. Ives
Language: English
Refrain First Line: March forth, march forth
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10365
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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