I have read of men of faith

I have read of men of faith

Author: Mark William Sanders
Tune: GIRD ON THE ARMOR
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I have read of men of faith
Who have bravely fought till death,
Who now the crown of life are wearing;
Then the thought comes back to me,
Can I not a soldier be,
Like to those martyrs bold and daring?

Refrain:
I’ll gird on the armour and rush to the field,
Determined to conquer, and never to yield;
So the enemy shall know,
Wheresoever I may go,
That am fighting for Jehovah.

2 I, like them, will take my stand
With the sword of God in hand,
Smiling amid opposing legions;
I the victor’s crown will gain,
And at last go home to reign
In Heaven’s bright and sunny regions.

3 I will join at once the fight,
Leaning on my Saviour’s might,
He is almighty to deliver;
From my post I will not shrink,
Though of death’s cup I should drink;
Hell to defeat is my endeavour.

4 Will you not enlist with me,
And a valiant soldier be?
Vain ‘tis to waste your time in slumber;
Jesus calls for men of war
Who will fight and ne’er give o’er,
Routing the foe in fear and wonder.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #686

Author: Mark William Sanders

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Text Information

First Line: I have read of men of faith
Author: Mark William Sanders
Refrain First Line: I'll gird on the armor and rush to the field

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

One Hundred Favorite Songs of the Salvation Army #d55

Salvation Soldiers' Song Book #d7

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The Salvation Army Music #228

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d300

Text

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #686

Warrior Songs for the White Cavalry #d38

Exclude 6 pre-1979 instances
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