The Tested Band

I can see a band of soldiers

Author: Herbert G. Tovey
Tune: [I can see a band of soldiers]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 I can see a band of soldiers
Being tested by their God,
And tho’ going on to battle
With the shield and with the rod,
They are halted by a river
And are told to quench their thirst;
See those brave Three Hundred chosen,
They are shouting “Vict’ry first.”

The brave three hundred men
All ready for the foe,
They march all armor clad
As fearless on they go;
Their hearts are strong with courage,
There’s vict’ry in their cry,
The brave three hundred men
Will conquer or they’ll die.

2 I can see a band of people
Being tested day by day,
They are face to face with Satan
Who opposes in the way;
God is calling all to service
But is choosing out the few
That His work may be completed,
Thro’ a band of people true. [Refrain]

3 Great the need of Christian workers
For the world is sick with sin,
Ev’ry day a battle rages;
Satan seeks the fight to win;
‘Tis today that all are needed
To be up and fighting wrong,
Souls of men are claimed by Satan,
That in truth to God belong. [Refrain]

4 Be thou ready and whole-hearted,
For the world is needing those
Who are faithful, and whose courage
Will be strong when foes oppose;
If you’re ready for the conflict
Whether morn or noon or night,
God will choose and surely use you
‘Gainst the wrong and for the right. [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Message Choir #5

Author: Herbert G. Tovey

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Text Information

First Line: I can see a band of soldiers
Title: The Tested Band
Author: Herbert G. Tovey
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The brave three hundred men
Publication Date: 1929
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1929.


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