The holy war

Ho, gallant volunteer, quickly arise

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Tune: [Ho! gallant volunteer]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Ho! gallant volunteer,
Quickly arise;
Lo! Satan’s host appear
With battle cries.
Quick! ere the conflict’s lost,
Forth at whatever cost;
Be this thy warrior boast,
Vict’ry is mine.

Marching on, near and far,
Marching on for the war;
Marching on, armies rise,
Marching on for the prize.

2 Aim well thy weapon’s thrust,
Truth be thy steel;
Let Satan’s minion host
Thy power feel.
Go! valiant soldier, go!
Strike with a deadly blow;
Let ev’ry foeman know
Thy trusty steel. [Refrain]

3 Then, when the battle’s won,
Ho for the prize!
Then, with God’s only Son,
Thou shalt arise;
Then, when from duty free,
Thou shalt victoriously
With thy great Captain be
In paradise [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #66

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

Kurzenknabe, John Henry. (Muenchhof, Kurhessen, Germany, June 18, 1840--April 13, 1927, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). German Reformed layman. His parents died of cholera when he was five, and he was placed in a boarding school. When 14, he came to the United States with his violin and his share ($500) of his parents' estate. During the 48-day voyage, he attended an elderly sick woman, a Mrs. Ziegler from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., whose family helped him settled in the States. He attended Wyoming Seminary nearby, where he studied music and perfected his English. Even before graduation, he taught violin and began teaching singing classes in the area. In 1856, William B. Bradbury came to Wilkes-Barre for a six-week musical institute. He was so impress… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ho, gallant volunteer, quickly arise
Title: The holy war
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Refrain First Line: Marching on, near and far



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