I've listed in the holy war, Content to suffer soldier's fare

I've listed in the holy war, Content to suffer soldier's fare

Author: John MacMillan
Published in 17 hymnals

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1 I've listed in the holy war,
Content to suffer soldier's fare,

2 The banner o'er my head is love,
I draw my rations from above,

3 I've fought through many a battle sore,
And I must fight through many more,

4 I take my breastplate, sword, and shield,
And boldly march into the field,

5 The world, the flesh, and Satan too,
Unite and strive what they can do;

6 On thee, O Lord, I humbly call,
Uphold me or my soul must fall,

7 I've listed, and I mean to fight
Till all my foes are put to flight;

8 And when the victory I have won,
I'll give the praise to God alone,

9 Come, fellow Christians, join with me,
Come, face the foe, and never flee,

10 The heavenly battle is begun,
Come, take the field, and win the crown,

11 With listing orders I have come;
Come rich, come poor, come old or young,

12 Here's grace's bounty, Christ hath given,
And glorious crowns laid up in heaven:

13 Our General he is gone before.

And you may draw on grace's store.

14 But, if you will not list and fight,
You'll sink into eternal night;

The Southern Harmony, 1835

Author: John MacMillan

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Text Information

First Line: I've listed in the holy war, Content to suffer soldier's fare
Author: John MacMillan
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S97

Holiness to the Lord #d99

Hymns for the Master #d53

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Revival Hymns #21

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #120

The Social Harp #130

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The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #314

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