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I've Enlisted in the Service

I am fighting in the army of the Lord,

Author: William J. Henry (1903)
Tune: [I am fighting in the army of the Lord]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I am fighting in the army of the Lord,
And though dangers thickly round my pathway lie,
I shall never faint or fear, for my Jesus is so near,
I’ve enlisted in the service till I die.

I will press the battle on till the victory is won,
And I reach my crown and mansion by and by;
By the grace of God, I know, I shall conquer every foe;
I’ve enlisted in the service till I die.

2 Often do I meet with Satan by the way,
And His fiery darts so thickly round me fly;
When the shield of faith he sees, then he always quickly flees,
I’ve enlisted in the service till I die. [Refrain]

3 Now the world has ceased to be a friend to me,
And the ones I most have loved now pass me by;
But to Him I’ll faithful be who has shed His blood for me,
I’ve enlisted in the service till I die. [Refrain]

4 I shall never tire or give the battle o’er,
For the crowning day is coming by and by;
Then through all eternity I shall shout the victory,
I’ve enlisted in the service till I die. [Refrain]

Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (Timeless Truths)

Author: William J. Henry

Originally from Ohio, Henry was an early leader in the Holiness Movement near Boyertown, Pennsylvania. In 1889 he, answered a call to hold revival meetings in eastern Pennsylvania. Denominational leaders had received requests from congregations there, but had no one to send. Though Henry was only 22 years old, he proved a very effective organizer. He toured eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey for several months each year till 1895. He became a very active evangelist and song writer, holding meetings in every American state and in Britain.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am fighting in the army of the Lord,
Title: I've Enlisted in the Service
Author: William J. Henry (1903)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I will press the battle on



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