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At the battle's front

I've enlisted for life in the army of the Lord

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1906)
Tune: [I've enlisted for life in the army of the Lord]
Published in 37 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I’ve enlisted for life in the army of the Lord,
Though the fight may be long, and the struggle fierce and hard;
With the armor of God and the Spirit’s trusty sword,
At the front of the battle you will find me.

Refrain:
Hear the tramp! tramp! tramping of the army,
The triumph shouting, the foe we’re routing;
Hear the tramp! tramp! tramping of the army,
Marching on to victory;
I’m in this army, this glorious army,
And the God of battles will defend me;
I’m in this army, this glorious army,
At the front of the battle you will find me.

2 With the banner of love and of holiness unfurled,
Full salvation proclaim to a sinful, dying world;
Though the darts thick and fast from the enemy be hurled,
At the front of the battle you will find me. [Refrain]

3 Is your name, friend, enrolled with the loyal ones and true?
Will you dare now to stand with the Savior’s faithful few?
Will you join with me now and the covenant renew?
At the front of the battle you will find me. [Refrain]

Reformation Glory, 1923 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I've enlisted for life in the army of the Lord
Title: At the battle's front
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1906)
Meter: 13.13.13.11 with refrain
Refrain First Line: Hear the tramp, tramp, tramping of the army

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #8031
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Timeless Truths #167
  • At_the_Battles_Front.pdf (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #8031

TextAudio

Timeless Truths #167

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