On to the Firing Line

Jesus calls for soldiers brave and true and strong

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Jesus calls for soldiers brave and true and strong]
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 Jesus calls for soldiers brave and true and strong,
Those who will not waver, should the fight be long;
If you wish to serve Him, with a battle song,
Follow Jesus to the firing line!

Refrain:
On to the firing line!
Heed the call divine;
Buckle on your armor, raise the standard high!
Ever brave and true,
There’s a place for you;
Follow Jesus to the firing line!

2 Jesus calls for soldiers who will fight to win,
Soldiers who will never yield to doubt or sin;
If you thus would serve Him, hasten to begin;
Follow Jesus to the firing line! [Refrain]

3 Jesus calls for soldiers who would win a crown,
Ere they lay their armor or their weapons down;
If you long for honors, if you seek renown,
Follow Jesus to the firing line! [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Message Choir #16

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus calls for soldiers brave and true and strong
Title: On to the Firing Line
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: On to the firing line
Publication Date: 1929
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1929.

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The Gospel Message Choir #16

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